Maxillo-facial radiology case 107
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Carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the oral cavity. The neoplasm may affect any part of the jaws. Invasion of the jawbones by continuity is a frequent occurrence in carcinomas originating on the alveolar ridge and the gingival. A comparison between frequency of mandibular and maxillary osseous involvement in cases of oral mucosal carcinoma has shown a higher degree of invasion of the maxilla. Patients normally present with an ulcerative lesion (upper clinical picture), pain, loosening of teeth, pathological fracture (upper-right, cropped pantomograph) and parasthesia.