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Imaging Sci Dent. 2012 Jun;42(2):115-119. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5624/isd.2012.42.2.115
Shahidi S , Shakibafard A , Zamiri B , Mokhtare MR , Houshyar M , Houshyar M , Amanpour S .
Biomaterial Research center, Oral Radiology Department, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
TABA Medical Imaging Center, Shiraz, Iran.
Oral Surgery Department, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Oral Radiology Department, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. maneli.houshyar@yahoo.com
Dental Center of Dastgheib Hospital, Shiraz, Iran.
Oral Pathology Department, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Abstract

Today, ultrasound imaging is being widely used to assess soft tissue lesions in the maxillofacial region. However, ultrasound investigations of intra-osseous lesions are rare, especially for tumors of the jaws. This report emphasized the capability of this useful imaging modality in identification of the characteristics of malignant conditions involving the bone. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoama, one of the unusual malignant conditions of the jaw, was presented in a young male with significant facial swelling. Different imaging modalities parallel with the histopathologic investigation confirmed the diagnosis. Interestingly, destruction of the bony cortex and new bone formation with a characteristic "sun ray appearance", highly suggestive of sarcomas, was manifested on the ultrasonograph. Thus, this report presented the ultrasonographic features of chondrosarcoma of mandible and considered the ultrasonography to be a useful imaging modality to evaluate intra-osseous jaw lesions.

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