Osteosarcoma of the jaws accounts for 6-13% of all osteosarcomata. If not diagnosed early, it spreads extensively through the jaw and contiguous soft tissues into the nasal cavity, the maxillary sinus, the orbit and the infratemporal fossa, and may invade the oral soft tissues. A clinical finding of tooth displacement and tooth mobility associated with radiolucency/radiopacity should alert the practitioner to the possibility of osteosarcoma or some other malignancy.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2009|