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Metastatic Mandibular Neuroblastoma: A Rare Cause of Tooth Mobility

  • Esma Kürklü1,*,
  • Halil Haldun Emiroğlu2
  • Rejin Kebudi2
  • Didem Öner Özdaş1
  • İnci Ayan2
  • Ömer Görgün2
  • Bülent Zülfikar2
  • Ensar Yekeler2
  • Gülsüm Ak1

1Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery

2Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty and Oncology Institute, Department of Pediatric Hematology – Oncology

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.36.2.qm4064n5751541j3 Vol.36,Issue 2,March 2012 pp.203-206

Published: 01 March 2012

*Corresponding Author(s): Esma Kürklü E-mail:


Neuroblastoma (NBL), a malignant embryonic tumor derived from neural crest cells, is the most common tumor worldwide among children less than 1 year of age. Metastasis to the mandible is uncommon. This article reports the case of a 15-month-old male diagnosed with NBL with bone metastasis including the mandible which resulted in severe tooth mobility. Dentists or pediatricians should consider the primary or metastatic tumors of the maxillofacial region in the differential diagnosis in children presenting with premature loss of teeth related to tooth mobility.


neuroblastoma, metastasis, mandible, tooth mobility

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Esma Kürklü,Halil Haldun Emiroğlu,Rejin Kebudi,Didem Öner Özdaş,İnci Ayan,Ömer Görgün,Bülent Zülfikar,Ensar Yekeler,Gülsüm Ak. Metastatic Mandibular Neuroblastoma: A Rare Cause of Tooth Mobility. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2012. 36(2);203-206.


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