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Panoramic Radiographic Appearance of Massive Calcification of Tuberculous Lymph Nodes

Sinan Ay, M. Isa Kara, Defne Yeler, Hasan Yeier

Citation Information : Ay S, Kara MI, Yeler D, Yeier H. Panoramic Radiographic Appearance of Massive Calcification of Tuberculous Lymph Nodes. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008; 9 (6):108-114.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-9-6-108

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2008

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The aim of this report is to present a case of multiple calcified tuberculous lymph nodes found in a panoramic radiograph including a discussion of the differential diagnosis of this lesion from other soft tissue calcifications.


Concomitant massive submandibular and cervical tuberculosis lymph node calcifications are relatively uncommon lesions and may be encountered on routine panoramic radiographs.


This report describes the case of an asymptomatic 35-year-old patient whose dental radiographs showed findings which led to bilaterally, irregularly shaped, multiple calcified lymph nodes especially in the left submandibular and cervical area.


Because treatment is unnecessary for symptom-free calcified lymph nodes and the patient was unwilling to any further examination done, surgical removal of the calcified lymph nodes was not done.


Kara IM, Yeler D, Yeler H, Ay S. Panoramic Radiographic Appearance of Massive Calcification of Tuberculous Lymph Nodes. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008 September; (9)6:108-114.

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