Breakthrough Clinical pathology case: No. 3

A healthy, 36-year-old male presented for a comprehensive exam. A panoramic radiograph revealed a well-defined, radiopaque lesion approximately 2x2 cm in size in the right submandibular region. The patient was unaware of its existence. It was slightly palpable upon extraoral manipulation, but not necessarily tender.

Apr 1st, 2015
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A healthy, 36-year-old male presented for a comprehensive exam. A panoramic radiograph revealed a well-defined, radiopaque lesion approximately 2x2 cm in size in the right submandibular region. The patient was unaware of its existence. It was slightly palpable upon extraoral manipulation, but not necessarily tender.

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Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Simmons is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. She is the editorial director of PennWell's clinical specialties newsletter, DE's Breakthrough Clinical with Stacey Simmons, DDS, and is a contributing author for DentistryIQ, Surgical-Restorative Resource, and Dental Economics. Dr. Simmons can be reached at ssimmonsdds@gmail.com.

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