Clinicopathologic conference| Volume 115, ISSUE 2, P152-156, February 2013

A large painless swelling of the posterior mandible

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      A 60-year-old man presented with primary complaint of a large painless swelling of the left side of the mandible. On examination, an obvious swelling was present on the left side of the body of the mandible, extending anteriorly from the left mandibular first premolar to the angle of the mandible posteriorly; involving the lower border of the mandible, causing its expansion and thinning and also showing buccolingual cortical expansion. The patient's medical history was noncontributory, and physical examination revealed no other abnormality. The lesion was covered by normal-appearing mucosa. A panoramic radiograph revealed the presence of an ill-defined, multilocular radiolucent lesion in the body of mandible (Figure 1) .
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      Fig. 1Panoramic radiograph showing an ill-defined, multilocular radiolucency of the left side of mandible.
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