Computed tomogram scan revealed the presence of a contrast enhanced lesion in the thyroid and lytic expansile lesion in the body of the mandible.
The diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma PTC with mandibular metastasis was made after cytological examination of both the lesions. The patient was treated with surgery followed by radioiodine ablation. In conclusion, metastatic tumor to the jaw from a PTC is an extremely rare phenomenon and in the differential diagnosis of a metastatic jaw swelling small primary tumors of the thyroid should be excluded.
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