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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 858705, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/858705
Case Report

Primary Osteosarcoma of the Breast: A Case Report

1Medical Oncology, Fondazione Poliambulanza, Via Bissolati 57, 25124 Brescia, Italy
2Radiology Department, Fondazione Poliambulanza, Via Bissolati 57, 25124 Brescia, Italy
3Pathology Department, Fondazione Poliambulanza, Via Bissolati 57, 25124 Brescia, Italy
4Surgical Department, Fondazione Poliambulanza, Via Bissolati 57, 25124 Brescia, Italy

Received 27 February 2013; Accepted 19 March 2013

Academic Editors: A. Goodman, J. I. Mayordomo, and J. M. Ribera

Copyright © 2013 Anna Rizzi 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

Introduction. Primary osteosarcoma of the breast is a rare soft-tissue form of osteosarcoma without involvement of the skeletal system. Due to the rarity of the disease, its clinical features and optimal treatment remain unclear. Case Presentation. This case report deals with a 62-year-old woman with pure osteosarcoma of the breast. Conclusions. The prognosis of primary osteosarcoma of the breast is poor. Recurrence is frequent, and it is often associated with haematogenous spread of the disease to the lung. Treatment follows the model of sarcomas affecting other locations and must be planned in a multidisciplinary fashion. Adjuvant chemotherapy should be considered for patients with tumors showing aggressive features.