Myofibroblastic sarcoma of the mandible: a case report.
Kyung-Ran Park ; Hyo Won Jang ; Hyung Jun Kim ; In-Ho Cha ; Hyun-Sil Kim ; Ji-Hoon Won
대한구강악안면외과학회지, Vol.38(4) : 240~244, 2012
Myofibroblastic sarcoma is a rare tumor that mostly develops in the soft tissues of the head and neck. Within the oral cavity, a tongue lesion is the most common. A myofibroblastic sarcoma tends to recur locally instead of metastasizing. We encountered a myofibroblastic sarcoma of the mandible of a 9-year-old male and performed mass excision and additional marginal alveolectomy. So far, there is neither recurrence nor metastasis. We report this case because of the uncommon location of this tumor type and its surgical approach compared to other forms of sarcomas.