Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


8 years-old boy with pain and large area of swelling around the knee. 5 months of history.

Patient Data

Age: 8
Gender: Male

Left femur X-ray

Modality: X-ray

There is bone tumour characterised by aggressive periosteal reaction and soft tissue component involving the distal femur. 

MRI tights (selected images)

Modality: MRI

MRI selected images showing the tumour involving the medullary bone and with an extended soft tissue component.   

CT Chest (selected images)

Modality: CT

Lung metastases. 

Case Discussion

Osteogenic sarcoma is the sixth leading cancer in children under age 15 and it corresponds to approximately 20% of all bone cancers. Complete radical surgical en bloc resection is the treatment of choice in osteosarcoma.

This case was discussed in a multidisciplinary meeting where the final diagnosis was announced. 

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Case Information

rID: 10998
Case created: 7th Oct 2010
Last edited: 4th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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