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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 989-992

Giant cell rich osteosarcoma of the cuneiforms

1 Department of Orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Sandeep Vijayan
Department of Orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka - 576 104
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.157318

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Osteosarcoma is the commonest primary malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. Giant cell rich osteosarcoma is a rare subtype of conventional osteosarcoma. Osteosarcomas commonly involve the metaphysis and meta-diaphysis of long bones. We report a 19-year-old girl with giant cell rich osteosarcoma of the medial and intermediate cuneiform bones. Even though, giant cell rich osteosarcoma is frequently mistaken for osteoclastoma of the bone; age of onset, location of lesion, radiological features, and histological characteristics on a high power field helps to differentiate the two conditions. Appropriate and early diagnosis of this variant possibly averts severe morbidity and mortality to the patient. Nonmetastatic osteosarcomas in the foot have better prognosis and are amenable to limb salvage surgeries.

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