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Childhood Osteosarcoma of Greater Wing of Sphenoid: Case Report and Review of Literature.
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PMID:  22217488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary osteosarcoma of skull base is extremely rare. We present a case of primary osteosarcoma arising in greater wing of sphenoid in a child. Our patient had an incomplete excision after which he received adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There was good response to adjuvant chemoradiotherapy and the patient is disease free at a follow-up of 18 months. Treatment of skull base osteosarcomas is difficult, as complete excision is often not possible. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of sphenoid wing osteosarcoma in childhood to be reported in literature.
Authors:
Rachna Meel; Sanjay Thulkar; Mehar Chand Sharma; Pandjatcharan Jagadesan; Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti; Suresh Chandra Sharma; Sameer Bakhshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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*Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology Service §Department of Radiodiagnosis ¶Department of Pathology #Department of Radiotherapy **Department of Otorhinolaryngology ††Department of Medical Oncology †Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences ∥B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital ‡All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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