Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma involving the inferior alveolar canal and mental foramen: Report of a case

H. Dexter Barber, Jeffery C.B. Stewart, William D. Baxter

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Lymphomas are malignant lesions derived from proliferating lymphoid and/or reticuloendothelial cells and their derivatives.1-3 It is believed that most non-Hodgkin's lymphomas arise in a unifocal or multifocal pattern from nodal tissue and then spread to distant nodal and visceral sites.4 Lymphoma of the oral cavity is an uncommon finding,4-10 and the specific means by which these extranodal lymphomas occur has not been identified.3,7 Of the non-Hodgkin's lymphomas that occur in the oral cavity, 15% to 45% have occurred in the maxilla and mandible,8,11-13 with the mandible the less frequent site.9,14. In this article, we present a case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the mandible involving the inferior alveolar canal and mental foramen, with an unusual radiographic presentation. A review of the radiographic presentations of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the mandible is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1334-1336
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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