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Osteosarcoma of the lumbar vertebra: case report and a review of the literature: rare localization with long survival.
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PMID:  19440724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Classic osteosarcoma (OS) is a highly malignant sarcoma with the production of osteoid matrix. The most common sites of origin are the metaphyseal regions of the distal femur, proximal tibia, and proximal humerus, although the tumor can develop in any bone. Flat bone involvement is very rare (8%). Vertebral involvement is also very rare with 2-4% of all cases. In this report, we presented a 27-year-old woman with OS of the fourth lumbar vertebra. She was treated with surgical debulking and posterior enstrumentation, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She is now in the 15th year postoperatively and still alive without any neurological impairment. This case has the longest survival reported in the literature with primary vertebral osteosarcoma.
Erol Yalniz; Mert Ozcan; Cem Copuroglu; Serdar Memisoglu; Omer Yalçin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  129     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1701-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Trakya University, 22030, Edirne, Turkey.
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