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Rare disease
Brown tumour of the jaw
  1. Preeti P Nair1,
  2. Harshkant P Gharote1,
  3. Shaji Thomas2,
  4. Guruprasad R1,
  5. Neha Singh1
  1. 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Preeti P Nair, shajihoss{at}gmail.com

Summary

Brown tumours are classic bony lesions that arise as a result of the effect of parathyroid hormone on bone tissue in some patients with hyperparathyroidism. They are erosive bony lesions caused by rapid osteolysis and peritrabecular fibrosis, resulting in a local destructive phenomenon. Facial skeleton is involved in about 2% of all cases of which the mandible is frequently affected. A 35-year-old female who was diagnosed with osteomalacia and brown tumour in posterior mandible as the sign of secondary hyperparathyroidism secondary to vitamin D deficiency is presented.

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