Breast Cancer with Isolated Metastatic Temporomandibular Joint: A Surgeon’s Challenge
Keywords: breast cancer, temporomandibular joint metastasis, diagnostic challenge, mastectomy, axillary dissection
AbstractBreast cancer is the number one malignancy in women worldwide. It tends to metastasize distantly via lymphatic and haematogenous route. Skeletal metastases are frequent with more than three quarter of cases in all malignant bone tumours. Breast cancer can infiltrate the axial bone especially spine, but rarely affect the temporomandibular joint. In view of its rarity and the significance of early detection, the diagnosis is always challenging and shall be considered in the differential diagnosis. We endeavour to highlight this unfortunate 37-year-old premenopausal lady who had just undergone left mastectomy and axillary dissection but was complicated with left temporomandibular joint metastasis.
How to Cite
Lian, H., Hayati, F., Azizan, N., & Zakaria, A. (2018). Breast Cancer with Isolated Metastatic Temporomandibular Joint: A Surgeon’s Challenge. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences (BJMS), 12(3), 53-57. Retrieved from https://jurcon.ums.edu.my/ojums/index.php/bjms/article/view/1103