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Maxillofacial sarcomas: a ugandan epidemiological survey

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We reviewed the case notes of 203 patients who were treated for sarcomas of the oral and maxillofacial region over a period of 5 years. There were 98 male cases (mean age 31.4 ± 12.8 years) and 105 female cases (mean age 29.3 ± 10.4). Kaposi’s sarcoma accounted for 82.8% cases, and rhabdomyosarcoma 6.9% followed by osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma at 2.5% each. Except for Kaposi’s sarcoma, surgery in combination with radiotherapy and/or chemothe- rapy was the main stay of treatment. Survival data was not available for most of our patients.

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Adriane, K. (2011) Maxillofacial sarcomas: a ugandan epidemiological survey. Open Journal of Stomatology, 1, 50-54. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2011.12009.

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