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Recurrent osteosarcoma of maxilla presenting as fungating mass: A case report
T. T. Sivakumar1, Pratheep Jeevadhas2, Varun B. Raghavanpillai3, Subramonian Sivaraj2, Anna P. Joseph1, Saira E. Denny4
1Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
2Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rajas Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
4Post Graduate, Department of Oral pathology and Microbiology, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Article ID: Z01201603CR10610TS
doi:10.5348/ijcri-201623-CR-10610

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Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology
PMS College of Dental Science and Research
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India

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Sivakumar TT, Jeevadhas P, Raghavanpillai VB, Sivaraj S, Joseph AP, Denny SE. Recurrent osteosarcoma of maxilla presenting as fungating mass: A case report. Int J Case Rep Images 2016;7(3):149–153.


Abstract
Introduction: Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor excluding hematopoietic neoplasms. It is thought to arise from a primitive mesenchymal bone-forming cell and is characterized by production of osteoid. Despite osteosarcomas of the jaws being less aggressive than those occurring in the long bones, local recurrence after surgical therapy is a major complication.
Case Report: We report a case of recurrent osteosarcoma of maxilla, within three years after surgical resection presenting as a rapidly growing fungating mass in a 24-year-old female.
Conclusion: Osteosarcoma affecting the maxilla is a relatively rare condition when compared to the long bones. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the survival rate. Management of super added fungal infections associated with chemoradiotherapy can prevent further complications and improve the general health of the patient in recurrent lesions.

Keywords: Local recurrence, Osteosarcoma of maxilla, Secondary fungal infection


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Author Contributions
T. T. Sivakumar – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Pratheep Jeevadhas – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Varun B. Raghavanpillai – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ubramonian Sivaraj – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Anna P. Joseph – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Saira E. Denny – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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