Volume 14, Number 2, June 2002

Sarcomas in the Temporomandibular Joint Region: Report of 2 Cases

Masahiko Sasaki,1 Mitsuyoshi Matsuda,2 Masahiro Ikehata,1 Junichirou Nara,1 Kouichi Kubo,1 Masanori Takekawa,2 Shinichi Kita2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahikawa Red Cross Hospital, Asahikawa, Japan
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan

Two cases of sarcoma in the temporomandibular joint region are presented - an osteosarcoma and a chondrosarcoma. These tumours in the maxillofacial region, particularly in the temporomandibular joint, are very rare. The patients underwent surgical treatment alone. The follow-up periods were 9 and 6 years, respectively, and no local recurrence or distant metastases were encountered.

Key words: Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Temporomandibular joint

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002;14:100-104.
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