Document Type

Case Report


Higher Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Pathology | Radiology | Surgery


Sarcoidosis can involve any of the organs, however intraosseous involvement is rare and ranges from 5 to 15%, with lesions of the mandible being even rarer – currently with few known cases reported. Intraosseous lesions involving the mandible have been noted to be asymptomatic or associated with chronic jaw pain. Additionally, mandibular involvement can present as a lytic bone lesion mimicking osseous malignancy. Chronic polyarthritis is commonly associated with the progression of sarcoidosis and intraosseous involvement has been considered a late-stage sequelae. We report a case of biopsy-proven sarcoidosis within the mandibular condyle in an asymptomatic 56-year-old Caucasian female who had no preceding polyarthritis or symptomatic progression of disease, discuss the imaging features, and report management.




Intraosseous sarcoidosis, lytic mandibular condyle lesion

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