• A 38-year-old man was in a state of poor oral hygiene, with multiple broken carious teeth and diffuse inflammatory hyperplasia of the gingival tissues. A mandibular, alveolar soft tissue mass in the premolar-molar region was noted on the right side, in continuity with the gingival hyperplasia.
Biopsy of the lesion ruled out a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. The patient underwent extraction of his teeth, and all hyperplastic tissues including the tumefaction were excised.
Five months later, the patient had a recurrent mass in the same location that was removed via hemimandibulectomy. The mass was diagnosed as a parosteal osteogenic sarcoma.
(Arch Otolaryngol 101:754-760, 1975)
Solomon MP, Biernacki J, Slippen M, Rosen Y. Parosteal Osteogenic Sarcoma of the Mandible: Existence Masked by Diffuse Periodontal Inflammation. Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(12):754–760. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780410046011
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