Case report of synchronous multicentric osteosarcoma and review of the literature: The importance of autopsy for diagnosis

Roberto Buzzoni, Silvia Della Torre, Diego Cortinovis, Laura Catena

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Abstract

Synchronous multicentric osteosarcoma is a rare entity with fewer than 100 well documented cases in the medical literature. The disease usually progresses rapidly in young patients and slightly slower in adults. We present a case of synchronous multicentric osteosarcoma with some peculiarities in a 73-year-old woman. The diagnosis was made after postmortem examination, which underlines the importance of this procedure. This case report is accompanied by a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume91
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

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Keywords

  • Adults
  • Autopsy
  • Synchronous multicentric osteosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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