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Metastatic infiltration of the dental pulp by medulloblastoma


G. J. Roberts
Department of Paediatric Dentistry
Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute
University College


Medulloblastoma is an infratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumour. It is the most commonly occurring brain tumour of childhood, accounting for 15–20% of all paediatric tumours. Extracranial metastasis is rare, but may involve the skeleton. Jaw lesions, however, have never been described. A case is reported of metastases of a medulloblastoma to the jaw including the dental pulp.