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Kasthoori JJ, Wastie ML
Correspondence: Prof Martin Wastie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiation-induced sarcomas are well-known though uncommon potential late sequelae of radiation therapy. We report irradiation-induced osteosarcoma involving the maxilla following treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a 44-year-old man who presented with painful cheek swelling. Radiographs and computed tomography showed a large destructive lesion of the left maxilla. Diagnosis of osteosarcoma was confirmed by excision biopsy.
Keywords: computed tomography, maxillary osteosarcoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, osteosarcoma, radiation-induced sarcoma
Singapore Med J 2006; 47(10): 907-909