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Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
ISSN Print: 2278-1668, Online: 2278-0513
Year: 2012   |   Volume: 1   |   Issue: 4   |   Page: 233-235     View issue

Osteosarcoma of maxilla mimicking neurofibroma

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Osteosarcoma (OS) is a primary malignant bone tumor producing osteoid or bone. It occurs less frequently in the jaws and in maxilla occurrence is rare. Jaws are less affected compared to long bones (4-13%). The mean age of occurrence is third to fourth decade. The histopathologic features of OS are highly variable. Herein, we report a rare case of a 72 year old female patient with a swelling in right posterior maxilla, whose clinical, radiographic findings were non-specific, An initial incisional biopsy confirmed neurofibroma. Later, a wide surgical excision was done as there was a spontaneous exacerbation of the growth, and histopathology report came as chondroblastic osteosarcoma.

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Mounesh Kumar C, Suresh K, Pramod R, Baad R, Kumar S, Karthik B. Osteosarcoma of maxilla mimicking neurofibroma. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2012;1(4):233-5.
Mounesh Kumar, C., Suresh, K., Pramod, R., Baad, R., Kumar, S., & Karthik, B. (2012). Osteosarcoma of maxilla mimicking neurofibroma. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 1(4), 233-235.

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