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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1991 Oct;72(4):444-8.

Statistical observation of osteosarcoma of the maxillofacial region in Japan. Analysis of 114 Japanese cases reported between 1930 and 1989.

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Department of Oral Surgery, School of Medicine, Chiba University.


In Japan 114 cases of osteosarcoma of the maxillofacial region have been reported during the past 60 years. The average age at the onset of the disease in this region was about one or two decades later than that of osteosarcoma of other regions. Females were affected more frequently (59.6%) than males (40.4%). The mandible was more frequently affected (58.8%) than the maxilla (41.2%). Swelling was the conspicuous symptom for osteosarcoma of the maxillofacial region. Most patients received surgical treatment with or without radiation and chemotherapy; however, the prognosis is poor, regardless of the type of treatment.

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