Osteosarcoma of Mandible: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Dr. Anitha Bojan
No 316/3 HIG Flats, Belly Area, Annanagar,
Chennai, India- 600040
Osteosarcoma is a bone tumour and it can occur in any bone, usually in the extremities of the long bones, near the metaphyseal growth plates. Osteosarcomas of the jaws are rare and they are highly malignant neoplasms of the bone whose diagnoses are challenging. In the initial phase, they may present as nondescript, bony swellings with an indolent growth, only to become malignant towards the later stages. Osteosarcomas of the jaw are rare and they differ from osteosarcomas of the long bones in their biological behaviour, even though they have the same histological appearance. The purpose of this study was to report a mandibular osteosarcoma in a 50-year old, which presented as a bony mass which mimicked a periapical infection.