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Quintessence Int. 2004 Mar;35(3):228-33.

Osteosarcoma of the maxilla and the maxillary sinus: a case report.

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Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.

Abstract

Osteosarcoma of the jawbones is a rare malignant mesenchymal neoplasm with the tendency for new bone being directly formed by the tumor cells. Clinically, the tumor may be central or peripheral--periosteal--and histologically can be divided into three subtypes: osteoblastic, fibroblastic, and chondroblastic. This report presents a case of a central osteoblastic osteosarcoma of the left maxillary tuberosity and maxillary sinus. Problems related to definitive diagnosis and therapy are described and discussed.

PMID:
15119682
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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