[Jaw muscle tumors]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2009 Dec;110(6):335-7. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2009.07.005. Epub 2009 Oct 15.
[Article in French]


Muscular tumors are rare. They hardly ever present in jaws. Rhabdomyoma have never been reported in this localization. Clinical and radiological features are non-specific. The diagnosis is based on histopathological features. It is difficult to make for leiomyosarcoma. Surgical excision is the recommended treatment, conservative for leiomyoma, radical for other malignant tumors. Rhabdomyosarcoma has a good prognosis unlike leiomyosarcoma.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma / diagnosis
  • Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis
  • Masticatory Muscles / pathology*
  • Muscle Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue / diagnosis*
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma / diagnosis