[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) is a benign intra-osseous neoplasm characterized by the formation of abundant collagen fibers. It arises most commonly in the jaws and exhibits local aggressiveness and high recurrence rates after local resection. An uncommon case of expansive DF involving the right maxilla, maxillary sinus, and inferior orbital wall of a 49-year-old man whose initial symptoms were similar to acute sinusitis is presented, and the criteria for diagnosis and clinical management are discussed.
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 05/2013;
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Oral metastases from osteosarcoma are rare, particularly in the soft tissues of the oral cavity. The aim of the current case is to present a patient with labial mucosa metastasis from a long bone osteosarcoma and review the literature. A 55-year-old man who had a recent leg amputation because of a giant cell tumor presented a lesion in the lower labial mucosa. After histopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis the diagnosis was of an undifferentiated sarcoma. The patient quickly developed other lesions on the scalp and on the hand, and biopsy of one of these lesions rendered the diagnosis of a giant cell-rich osteosarcoma. Reviewing all information, it was concluded that the leg tumor was the primary giant cell-rich osteosarcoma misdiagnosed as a giant cell tumor. This case emphasizes the importance of the general clinicians' multidisciplinary approach and association of information to arrive at the proper diagnosis, particularly in rare and difficult situations.
Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany: 1985) 04/2013; · 0.64 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Synovial sarcoma represents 5.6%-10% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. Adolescents and young adults are most frequently affected, mainly in the deep soft tissue of the extremities. Only 10% of synovial sarcomas affect the head and neck region; most of these are biphasic. We describe a case of an 18-year-old man who complained of a mass in the right submandibular region that had been present for approximately 12 months. On surgical removal, microscopic analysis showed a tumor formed by sheets of malignant spindle cells involving the submandibular gland. Immunohistochemistry displayed positivity for AE1/AE3, CK18/8, epithelial membrane antigen, CD99, CD56, and TLE-1. Based on these immunohistochemical and histopathologic features, a diagnosis of monophasic synovial sarcoma was rendered. The patient was treated with adjuvant radiotherapy and after 1 year was free of disease. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of synovial sarcoma involving the submandibular gland.