Osteosarcoma - femur

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio


Pain and a large area of swelling around the knee. Clinical symptoms for about 5 months.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Left femur X-ray


There is a bone tumor characterized by an aggressive periosteal reaction and soft tissue component involving the distal femur. 

MRI tights (selected images)


MRI selected images showing the tumor involving the bone marrow, cortex, and having a soft tissue component.   

CT Chest (selected images)


Case Discussion

Osteogenic sarcoma is the sixth leading cancer in children under age 15 and it corresponds to approximately a fifth of all bone cancers. Complete radical surgical/en bloc resection is the treatment of choice for most cases. 

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

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