Osteosarcoma presenting as ludwig’s angina in a down’s syndrome patient: A case report

Authors : Manjunath Vijapur, Vasanth Kattimani, Dhaya Ann Varghese, Bhargav Ram, Rishikesh Kumar, Anuradha Naganagoudar

DOI : 10.18231/j.jds.2021.018

Volume : 9

Issue : 2

Year : 2021

Page No : 72-75

Individuals with Down's Syndrome are predisposed to leukaemia, possibly other malignancies, various infection as well as increased mortality from other causes. osteosarcoma has been linked to genetic illnesses such as hereditary retinoblastoma, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, and Rothman-Thomson syndrome, it has not been linked to Down syndrome. Treatment plan for osteosarcoma includes surgical resection with systemic chemotherapy. Osteosarcoma is highly resistant to radiotherapy. Here we present a 21 year old female patient which is a unique case of Osteosarcoma in Down’s Syndrome patient presenting as Ludwig’s Angina. This current report highlights a clinical presentation of Osteosarcoma in Down’s Syndrome.

Keywords: Case report, Down's Syndrome, Osteosarcoma, Ludwig's Angina

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