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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 233-238
Osteosarcoma of jaws

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, S.M.B.T. Dental College and Hospital, Ghulewadi, Amrutnagar, Post Sangamner, Distt. Ahmednagar, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, S.M.B.T. Dental College and Hospital, Ghulewadi, Amrutnagar, Post Sangamner, Distt. Ahmednagar, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.99075

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Tumors of jaw bones are among the most uncommon of all types of neoplasms. Osteosarcoma of jaw bones represents a distinct group of lesions from the conventional type commonly occurring in long bones. Nonetheless, our present knowledge of the tumor allows us to affirm that its clinical behavior and pathologic features differ markedly from those of its homolog in the long bones. The maxillary tumors show predilection for posterior portion of the alveolar process and the antrum, whereas the body is most commonly involved in the mandible followed, by angle, symphysis, and ascending ramus. We have reviewed around 300 cases of osteosarcoma of varied racial origin from PubMed indexed journals spanning from 1967 to 2010 and present their etiology, pathogenesis, features and treatment modalities.

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