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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-79

Maxillary tumour as first sign of endocrine abnormality: A report of a rare case

Department of Oral Pathology, Chadalawada Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Theja Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Anitha Kuppusamy
Department of Oral Pathology, CKS Theja Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Chadalawada Nagar, Renigunta Road, Tirupathi - 517 506, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.149178

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Brown tumour is a non-neoplastic giant cell lesion resulting as a complication of hyperparathyroidism (HPT). HPT usually results from increased secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH). We present a rare case of brown tumour of anterior maxilla presenting as a first sign of previously undiagnosed secondary HPT, to emphasise that giant cell lesions of jaw bones should routinely be screened for PTH levels to rule out underlying endocrine abnormalities and oral manifestation is the earliest manifestation of many systemic diseases and careful evaluation of oral cavity by physician gives information to underlying systemic pathology.

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