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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-85

Osteosarcoma of the maxilla: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Singhal
Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Vibhuti Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.133103

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Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary bone tumor of the jaw. It is rare, and the biological behavior differs from other skeletal bone tumors. OS of jaw is characterized by lower incidence of metastasis and better prognosis than OS of long bones. Surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment. The complicated three-dimensional anatomy of the head and neck region makes it difficult to obtain wide resection margins, leading to higher chances of recurrence. Death is usually caused by the uncontrollable local spread. We present a case of 61-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, who presented with an upper jaw swelling, which was histologically confirmed as OS of the maxilla. He underwent surgery and adjuvant radiation for the same. 1 year later, patient developed recurrence at the base of the skull which was inoperable. He received palliative chemotherapy for the same and is now under follow-up.


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