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Osteogenic sarcoma of the maxillary alveolus occurring five years following the chernobyl nuclear accident

Robert T Harvey, BS, Paul J. Donald, MD, FRCS, and Gregory S. Weinstein, MD (Editorial Comment: The relationship between osteosarcoma and irradiation is well known. This osteogenic sarcoma developing following exposure to a nuclear accident is another example.) dysphagia. She had a s-pound weight loss, attributed to decreased appetite and right facial pain, The past medical and surgical histories were unremarkable. The family history Physical examination was noncontributory. showed an alert white Osteogenic sarcoma is a rare bone tumor, which most commonly affects the long bones of the extremities during the second decade of life. It is characterized by massive local destruction and frequent metastasis to the lungs early in its c0urse.l It has historically carried a poor prognosis and a low 5-year survival rate. Rarely, it originates within the craniofacial bones where it differs from its extremity counterpart in several aspects, most notably the age of onset, the rate of distant metastasis, and prognosis. We report a case of osteogenic sarcoma involving the right maxillary alveolus in a Xl-year-old woman from the Ukraine following the Chernobyl nuclear accident. CASE REPORT A 36-year-old Russian woman presented to the woman in moderate painful distress. There was right facial swelling http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Otolaryngology Elsevier
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