Chondrosarcoma of the Posterior Mandible: A Case Report
Author(s): Nilesh D Pardhe, Anshuman Jamdade, Nikunj Mathur, Pradakhshana Vijay
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of long bones which is characterized by the formation of cartilage. It is the second most common tumor of bones after osteosarcoma and only 3-10% of cases occur in maxillofacial region. Chondrosarcomas mostly occur in individuals older than 50 years with maxilla being the most common site of involvement in maxillofacial skeleton. Involvement of mandible is very rare and mostly anterior portion is involved. A rare case of chondrosarcoma of the left posterior mandible in a 21 year old female patient is presented and review of literature is discussed.