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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Sloan, C., LaCrosse, B., Yu, L., Braun, A., Lauer, S., Donovan, T., Baker, J., , Untrauer, J. Sarcoidosis of the Mandibular Condyle: A Rare Disease That Can Mimic Malignancy. Graduate Medical Education Research Journal. 2019 Dec 13; 1(1).