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Verity A. Currall, John H. Dixon, "Synchronous Multifocal Osteosarcoma: Case Report and Literature Review", Sarcoma, vol. 2006, Article ID 053901, 3 pages, 2006.

Synchronous Multifocal Osteosarcoma: Case Report and Literature Review

Received03 Feb 2006
Accepted12 Jul 2006
Published03 Sep 2006


Background. Multifocal osteosarcoma is usually described as the occurrence of the tumour at two or more sites in a patient without pulmonary metastases and may be synchronous or metachronous. Case report. A previously well 21-year old male, who presented with a swollen, painful right knee with no history of trauma, was found to have a high-grade osteosarcoma of the distal tibia and proximal femur. He underwent resection and prosthetic replacement of the distal femur and proximal tibia and remains well 19 months after diagnosis. Discussion. Multifocal osteosarcoma is a rare condition with a poor prognosis. There is debate about whether it represents multiple primary tumours or metastatic disease.


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