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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015, Article ID 832532, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/832532
Case Report

A Case of Chondrosarcoma Arising in the Temporomandibular Joint

Division of Reconstructive Surgery for Oral and Maxillofacial Region, Department of Tissue Regeneration and Reconstruction, Course for Oral Life Science, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Gakkocho-dori 2-5274, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8514, Japan

Received 6 September 2014; Revised 28 December 2014; Accepted 28 December 2014

Academic Editor: David W. Eisele

Copyright © 2015 Tsutomu Nomura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor originating in cartilaginous cells. And there are only few reports of the case of chondrosarcoma in temporomandibular joint. We discuss a case of chondrosarcoma in temporomandibular joint in a 28-year-old man. Tumor was in contact with the dura, but en bloc resection was performed. After surgical resection of the tumor, face defect was reconstructed by rectus abdominis-free flap. And there is no recurrence after ten years from the resection.