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Mental Neuropathy as Initial Manifestation of Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Author/Authors :
Agha-Hosseini ، F. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine - School of Dentistry, Dental Research Institute, Dental Research Center - Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Rohani ، B. Department of Oral Medicine - School of Dentistry - AJA University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: Mental neuropathy is a sensory neuropathy characterized by hypoesthesia or paresthesia of the chin and lower lip. It can be a symptom of a latent malignant disease. Case Presentation: This report presents a case of a 34-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who complained of severe pain and numbness of the right lower lip. We reviewed numerous reliable articles (through PubMed and Google Search) in relation to mental neuropathy and its possible causes. Conclusion: Given that the reports of mental neuropathy have often been associated with malignancies, patients that complain of sensory impairment and numbness of the mental region should be examined carefully.
Keywords :
Breast Neoplasms , Neoplasm Metastasis , Neuropathy , Paresthesia
Journal title :
Journal of Islamic Dental Association of Iran
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