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Definition: This OS originates at the surface of the bone, with abundant production of dense bone and low-grade anaplasia (1–2). Progression of malignancy may occur in about 10 % of cases, particularly those with multiple recurrences or those previously mistaken for benign bone tumor.

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Picci, P. (2014). Parosteal Osteosarcoma. In: Picci, P., Manfrini, M., Fabbri, N., Gambarotti, M., Vanel, D. (eds) Atlas of Musculoskeletal Tumors and Tumorlike Lesions. Springer, Cham.

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