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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 330-334
Small cell osteosarcoma of the mandible: Case report and review of its diagnostic aspects


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

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K Uma
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.86713

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Small cell osteosarcoma, a rare histological subtype, has very infrequently been reported in the mandible. We present a case of a 28-year-old female who had classic signs, symptoms, and radiographic features of the lesion. The histology showed sheets of small round cells and osteoid. The absence of the latter would have made it difficult to distinguish from other small round cell tumors of bone, especially Ewing's sarcoma. We have reviewed the clinical and radiographic features, cytologic and histologic characteristics, as well as the immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics of small cell osteosarcoma.


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