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Mental Neuropathy as Initial Manifestation of Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Farzaneh Agha-Hosseini1, Bita Rohani *2
1- Professor, Fellowship of Research Biology, Dental Research Center, Dental Research Institute AND Department of Oral and Maxil-lofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , rohanibita@gmail.com
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Introduction: Mental neuropathy is a sensory neuropathy characterized by hypoesthe-sia 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
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Agha-Hosseini F, Rohani B. Mental Neuropathy as Initial Manifestation of Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Iran Dent Assoc. 2017; 29 (1) :36-43
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