Brown tumor of the mandible secondary to parathyroid adenoma. A case report.
García de León OR, Facio Treviño JA, Fonseca Sada JI, Hernández Vázquez SE, Medina Muñoz DE, Muñoz Maldonado JE. Brown tumor of the mandible secondary to parathyroid adenoma. A case report. Am J Med Surg. July 2021; 4(3). 6-9
Brown tumors are one of the bony complications of hyperparathyroidism but rarely the first manifestation. The classical “brown tumor” is seen in the ends of long bones, the pelvis, and ribs. Facial involvement is rare and usually involves the mandible. A rare case of a 35-year-old male patient with a brown tumor in his mandible associated with primary hyperparathyroidism is presented. A thorough diagnostic workup was carried out, and treatment options for hyperparathyroidism and brown tumors were discussed. The importance of different radiological evaluation methods and the consultation between the oral and maxillofacial surgeons, endocrinologists, and radiologists are emphasized.
Key words: Brown tumor; mandible; primary hyperparathyroidism; case report