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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

March 2004
Volume 35 , Issue 3

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Osteosarcoma of the maxilla and the maxillary sinus: A case report

Christian Frei, Dr med dent/Michael M. Bornstein, Dr med dent/Edouard Stauffer, Dr med/Tateyuki Iizuka, Prof Dr med, Dr med dent/ Daniel Buser, Prof Dr med dent

Pages: 228-233
PMID: 15119682

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.

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