Maxillary osteosarcoma associated with a dental implant: Report of a case and review of the literature regarding implant-related sarcomas

H. Stan McGuff, Josefine Heim-Hall, F. Christopher Holsinger, Archie A. Jones, Daniel S. O'Dell, Adam C. Hafemeister

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations

Abstract

Background. The development of malignant neoplasms has been reported as a rare complication of the use of implanted biomaterials. The majority of these cases have been sarcomas related to orthopedic hardware. The authors present the first reported case of a sarcoma arising in association with a dental implant. Case Description. A 38-year-old woman developed a low-grade chondroblastic osteosarcoma of the right maxilla 11 months after receiving a titanium dental implant. She was treated with systemic chemotherapy and then a maxillary resection. As of this publication, 47 months later, she is alive and disease-free. Clinical Implications. The use of endosseous implants has been associated with a low risk for the development of cancer. As the use of dental implants continues to expand, dentists need to be aware of this rare but devastating complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1052-1059
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Volume139
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Cancer
  • Dental implants
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Maxillary osteosarcoma associated with a dental implant: Report of a case and review of the literature regarding implant-related sarcomas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this