We describe a case of a 71-year-old otherwise healthy man who presented to the dental clinic with the chief complaint of mobility involving his upper left molar teeth. The patient was a febrile, and clinical oral examination revealed localised grade II mobility and absence of gingival swelling, erythema or sinus tract. Orthopantogram revealed a poorly defined radiolucency involving the upper left second and third molar teeth. Surgical exploration of the involved area was performed and revealed the presence of a ‘jelly like’ brown tissue that fragments easily. Pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma.
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- dentistry and oral medicine
- malignant disease and immunosuppression
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