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December 1975

Parosteal Osteogenic Sarcoma of the Mandible: Existence Masked by Diffuse Periodontal Inflammation

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pathology (Drs Solomon and Rosen), oral surgery (Dr Biernacki), and otolaryngology (Dr Slippen), State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and State University-Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(12):754-760. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780410046011

• 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)