Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 135--137

Numb chin syndrome: A case report and review of the literature


Jeevan Lata, Pramod Kumar 
 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Punjab Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Amritsar - 143 001, India

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Pramod Kumar
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Punjab Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Amritsar - 143 001
India

Numbness of the lower lip, the skin of the chin, or the gingiva of the lower anterior teeth secondary to various dental diseases is a common manifestation that is largely underappreciated. The association of numb chin syndrome (NCS) with serious disease like metastatic malignancy and systemic conditions is frequent enough to warrant a search for these possible etiologies. In this paper we report a case of NCS that occurred secondary to malignant disease; we discuss our findings with special emphasis on metastatic malignancies leading to NCS, when the survival is only for a few months.


How to cite this article:
Lata J, Kumar P. Numb chin syndrome: A case report and review of the literature.Indian J Dent Res 2010;21:135-137


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Lata J, Kumar P. Numb chin syndrome: A case report and review of the literature. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];21:135-137
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