A 39-year-old man came to an oral and maxillofacial surgery office for evaluation
of a lesion in the left maxilla. The patient’s general dentist referred him after
a radiolucency within the posterior maxillary left quadrant was noted on a routine
panoramic radiograph. He had no symptoms and denied pain or swelling in the area of
the lesion. The patient reported a history of tooth extraction in the area many years
ago. Medical, family, and social histories were noncontributory. Extraoral head and
neck examination was unremarkable, with no evidence of adenopathy, palpable masses,
or facial asymmetry, and cranial nerves were grossly intact.
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Dr. Alamri is a senior resident, Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Program, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Violante is a periodontist in private practice, Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Schellati is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice, Victor, NY.
Dr. Hinchy is an assistant professor, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Aguirre is the program director, Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Program and a professor, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
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