Scanning electron microscopic observation of the brown tumor of the head of mandible

Tunali S., Celik H., Uslu S., ALDUR M. M.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, no.5, pp.856-858, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.856-858


Brown tumors are tumor-like, expansile osteolytic lesions of bone which are seen in both primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism. They generally resolve after surgical treatment of the parathyroid adenoma. Here, we report a case of brown tumor of the mandible of a cadaver with its scanning electron microscopic observation and review of literature.