Leiomyosarcoma of the maxilla: a rare challenging case

  • Sedigheh Rahrotaban Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Pouyan Aminishaki Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Samira Derakhshan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sara Mehrabi Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.

Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare malignant lesion of head and neck region. It usually arises from smooth muscle cells of blood vessel wall inthis area. Clinically, the tumour often presents as a slow-growing, painless destructive mass with a relatively firm consistency. It usuallyinvolves adults, and is rarely reported in children.Here, we report a case of LMS of maxilla in a 73-year-old male with a destructive behaviour and also discuss the diagnostic procedureproposed to make a definitive diagnosis in such unusual cases.
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Published
2015-09-26
How to Cite
RAHROTABAN, Sedigheh et al. Leiomyosarcoma of the maxilla: a rare challenging case. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 1-3, sep. 2015. ISSN 2413-0516. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/jcms/article/view/31>. Date accessed: 26 july 2017.
Section
Case Report

Keywords

maxilla, leiomyosarcoma, neoplasm