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Oncological approach of atypical malignancy of anterior maxillary alveolus - A case report

PUBLISHED March 06, 2024 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2403p6949624)



Karthik Namasivayam1 , Jayachandran Sadaksharam1
  1. Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

Conference / event

34th National Conference of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, December 2023 (Davangere, Karnataka, India)

Poster summary

Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is one of the common cancers in the world, accounting for approximately 5% of all malignant tumors. Primary tumor of maxilla, however, is relatively rare and accounts for only 0.5–5% of oral cancers. Majority of malignancy originate from the oral or nasal mucosa and secondarily invade the underlying bone, some proportion from odontogenic epithelial remnants within the alveolus. Differentiating common benign bone lesions, necrotic bone due to infection and neoplastic bone due to malignancy through clinical and radiographic examination is a challenge. Therefore, it is imperative that biopsy of the bone lesions be carried out to insure definite diagnosis and treatment planning. We herein report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior maxillary alveolus with clinical, radiographic and histopathological features and its consummate surgical management and radiotherapy. Follow ups are of the utmost important as recurrence rates are high.


Anterior maxillary alveolus, Squamous cell carcinoma, Inferior maxillectomy, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, Palliative chemotherapy

Research areas

Medicine, Medical Imaging, Immunology


  1. MacDonald D, Martin M, Nguyen C. Malignant lesions in the anterior maxilla. Clin Radiol. 2020 Jul;75(7):497-506. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2019.09.133.


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Copyright © 2024 Namasivayam et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Namasivayam, K., Sadaksharam, J. Oncological approach of atypical malignancy of anterior maxillary alveolus - A case report [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2024 (poster).
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