Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 112, Issue 6, pp 292–295 | Cite as

Osteosarcoma with multiple skeletal metastases

A case of “nonstochastic” metastasis
  • T. Shinozaki
  • M. Chigira
  • H. Watanabe
  • K. Kaneko
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Summary

Osteosarcoma of the thoracic spine developed in a 15-year-old Japanese boy, After his first admission with paralysis, multiple skeletal metastases were demonstrated in the absence of pulmonary metastasis. This rare condition may possibly be considered as a unicentric osteosarcoma with bone metastases, since there were no precursor lesions or history of exposure to radio-active materials or chemical agents. These multiple lesions may be an example of so-called “organ-specific metastasis,” although this “nonstochastic” process is rare.

Keywords

Public Health Osteosarcoma Bone Metastasis Pulmonary Metastasis Chemical Agent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Shinozaki
    • 1
  • M. Chigira
    • 1
  • H. Watanabe
    • 1
  • K. Kaneko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryGunma University School of MedicineMaebashi, GunmaJapan

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