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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-175

Juxtacortical osteosarcoma of mandible

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MGM Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.92789

PMID: 23483235

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This article presents a case of juxtacortical (paraosteal) osteosarcoma in a 43-year-old female, which is rare malignant mesenchymal tumor. As per the literature, it accounts for less than 4% of all osteosarcomas. Due to its rare variety, this tumor can cause diagnostic dilemma and clinicians should be aware of it. Due to its clinical picture, it can be confused with peripheral fibro-osseous lesions. Success rate of treatment are good if the tumor is detected early and resected with wide margins giving a negligible chance for recurrence.

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