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

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


MRI tights (selected images)

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


CT Chest (selected images)

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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