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Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 5     1. May 2002
Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 5  (01.05.2002)

Page 397-399

Metastatic osteosarcoma to the maxilla: A case report and a review of the literature
Carnelio, Sunitha / Pai, Keerthilatha / Rao, Nirmala / Solomon, Monica / Ahasan, Auswaf
A patient with a successfully treated primary osteosarcoma of the tibia experienced an isolated maxillary metastasis, which is an extremely rare entity. Once the tumor was confirmed histopathologically, a total maxillectomy and adjuvant chemoradiation therapy were carried out. There has been no local recurrence or distant metastasis for 1 year. A multimodality therapeutic approach is essential when these patients are treated. Surgery is the gold standard of treatment in operable cases. Adjuvant treatment is required to prevent local recurrence and distant metastasis.