History of the present illness

This is a 46-year-old black female who was referred for evaluation of a right posterior mandiblular mass of unknown duration. A panoramic radiograph and CT scan revealed a large, impressively expansile, multilocular radiolucency involving the body of the mandible (Figures 1 & 2). The patient reported mild pain in the right side of the mandible. She also reported a feeling of swelling intra-orally.

Figure 1 This is a panoramic radiograph demonstrating a large, well-demarcated, multilocular and expansile radiolucent lesion of the right posterior mandible.

Figure 2 This is a CT scan further demonstrating the expansile nature of this well-demarcated and multilocular radiolucent lesion of the right posterior mandible.