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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 179–182 | Cite as

Osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma of the distal tibia

  • Luigia Abramovici
  • Samuel Kenan
  • Prodromos Hytiroglou
  • Mahvash Rafii
  • German C. Steiner
Case Report

Abstract

We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with an intracompartmental lytic lesion with poorly defined margins in the right distal tibia that was originally treated with curettage and bone grafting. Histologic examination showed an osteoblastic tumor with unusual features, which was found on consultation to be an osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma, a rare, low-grade variant of osteosarcoma. Subsequently, the patient underwent en bloc resection of the distal tibia, which was replaced with vascularized bone graft and followed by chemotherapy. Two years later, he is alive with lung metastases.

Osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma Bone neoplasm CT Radiograph 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigia Abramovici
    • 1
  • Samuel Kenan
    • 2
  • Prodromos Hytiroglou
    • 3
  • Mahvash Rafii
    • 4
  • German C. Steiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 E. 17 Street, New York, NY 10003USA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic Oncology Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NYUSA
  3. 3.Aristotle University, ThessalonikiGreece
  4. 4.Department of Radiology, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NYUSA

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