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Volume 5 Issue 5 (May, 2017)

Case Reports

OSTEOSARCOMA OF MANDIBLE A RARE CASE REPORT
Ajish George Oommen, Sumir Gandhi, Manisha Solanki, Navpreet Bedi

Background & Objectives –Osteosarcomas are malignant neoplasms of the bone which commonly affect the long bones. The involvement of the jaws are rarely noticed.  Mandibular and maxillary osteosarcomas account for 6% to 9% of all the osteosarcomas. Mandibular Osteosarcoma is often considered as a distinct entity because of its predilection to older patients (mean age: 34 to 36 years). Case Report - 25 Year old gentleman presented to department of Oral and maxillofacial surgery with  pain in right lower back region of the lower jaw and swelling in lower jaw since 6 months . Incisional biopsy suggested mandibular osteosarcoma and he was started on neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgical excision and adjuvant chemotherapy. Patient is on regular followup for the past two years and investigations done to rule out recurrence. Postoperatively patient is maintaining a good quality of life. Conclusion- Neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy  with surgical excision can be a good treatment modality for the management of mandibular osteosarcoma
Keywords: Osteosarcoma, Surgery, Chemotherapy, Treatment

 
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