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Primary osteosarcoma of a metatarsal bone

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Although osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy of childhood and adolescence that is not related to marrow cells, involvement of the short tubular bones is uncommon. In contrast to more conventional sites, where the tumor is usually high grade and found in adolescents, osteosarcoma of the small bones is more likely to be low grade, and is often seen in older individuals. We present a case of low-grade primary osteosarcoma of a metatarsal bone in a 25-year-old woman.

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Received: 22 December 1998 Revision requested: 3 February 1999 Revision received: 24 April 2000 Accepted: 26 April 2000

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Lee, E., Seeger, L., Nelson, S. et al. Primary osteosarcoma of a metatarsal bone. Skeletal Radiol 29, 474–476 (2000).

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