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Pain in the Right Posterior Mandible

CASE CHALLENGE NUMBER: 39

Jose Bagan, MD, PhD, MS; Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSC

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The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


An 82-year-old Caucasian female presented to the Department of Oral Medicine at Valencia University in Valencia, Spain with a complaint of pain in the right posterior mandible. The pain was controlled with several over-the-counter analgesics but exudate drained intermittently from an opening in the skin in this area.


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Case Author(s)

Jose Bagan

Jose Bagan

MD, PhD, MS

Dr. Bagan is a Professor of Oral Medicine and the Chairman of the Stomatology Service at Valencia University, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology in Valencia, Spain. He also serves as the Director of the Journal of Medicina Oral, Patología Or...

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Dolphine Oda

Dolphine Oda

BDS, MSC