Gnathic Osteosarcoma: A Retrospective Analysis over a 20 Year Period

Authors

  • S Prabhu Department of Oral Pathology Yenepoya Dental College Yenepoya University Mangalore
  • M Jose Department of Oral Pathology Yenepoya Dental College Yenepoya University Mangalore
  • S Iyengar Department of Oral Pathology SDM College of Dental Sciences Dharwad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/kumj.v11i1.11024

Keywords:

Demography, osteosarcoma, retrospective analysis

Abstract

Background
Osteosarcomas are very rare malignant mesenchymal neoplasms affecting jaw bones. Only few studies are reported about this lesion in this particular region.

Objective
We wanted to assess the demography and tumor behaviour and histopathological pattern, retrospectively in the available cases.

Methods
A retrospective analysis of hospital records for 20 years was carried out. Clinical features, radiographic findings, histopathological details and treatment aspect of each of the lesions was considered.

Results
Findings of this study revealed only 13 cases of gnathic osteosarcomas, usually occurring in middle age, with equal sex predilection and predominantly seen in maxilla. Histopathologically, most of them belonged to osteogenic variant.

Conclusion
Only few cases of gnathic osteosarcomas are reported in this region mainly in the young males. Interestingly many of them has history of dental extraction before the onset of disease.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/kumj.v11i1.11024

Kathmandu University Medical Journal Vol.11(1) 2013: 37-40

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2014-09-09

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Prabhu, S., Jose, M., & Iyengar, S. (2014). Gnathic Osteosarcoma: A Retrospective Analysis over a 20 Year Period. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 11(1), 37–40. https://doi.org/10.3126/kumj.v11i1.11024

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