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Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-20

An unusual case of primary osteosarcoma of the rib in an adult

Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore - 560 034, India

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Y K Inchara
Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore - 560 034
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.68847

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Primary osteosarcomas are one of the most common malignant bone tumors principally affecting the long bones in children and adolescents. An unusual case of a primary osteoblastic osteosarcoma of the rib in a 42-year-old male is presented here. The patient underwent a wide excision of the tumor and chest wall reconstruction. Although clinically unsuspected in this unusual site, the classic microscopic feature of a ramifying osteoid matrix amidst the tumor cells was diagnostic of an osteosarcoma.

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