Chondrosarcoma of the Maxilla: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Periodontology Dental School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Periodontology Dental School,Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences,Yazd,Iran

4 Dental School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.


Craniofacial chondrosarcoma is an uncommon neoplasm that accounts for less than 10 % of all chondrosarchoma. The usual clinical finding is a painless mass leading to the expansion of bone. The most effective treatment is radical surgical excision. These  neoplasms are rare but important requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment because on microscopic examination chondrosarcoma may be difficult to differentiate from chondroblastic osteosarcoma. This article presents a 59-year-old man with 6 months history of a painless swelling on the left side of posterior maxilla.


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