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Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 12-17

Clinicopathological features of Jaw tumours


Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria

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PB Olaitan
Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria

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Background: We reviewed case records of patients diagnosed to have jaw tumours to determine clinical presentation, histological subtypes and difficulties encountered in the management. Patients and Methods: Between Jan 1980 and December 1999, 136 patients were diagnosed to have jaw tumours. Results: Seventy (51.4 percent) patients were males while 66 (48.6 percent) were females. The mandible was most common primary site-77 (56.6 percent) followed by maxilla-59 (43.3 percent). Histopathology- Fibro-osseous tumours were most common-41 (30.1 percent), followed by Ameloblastoma-28 (20.6 percent), cystic tumours-21 (15.4 percent), osteosarcoma-6 (4.4 percent), undifferentiated carcinoma-6 (4.4 percent), fibromyxoma-5 (3.6 percent), Burkitt's lymphoma-4 (2.9 percent), plasmacytoma-3 (2.2 percent) and Odontoblastoma in-2 (1.5 percent).


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