Sunburst periosteal reaction (osteosarcoma)

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Elbow pain. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

The proximal radius demonstrates an aggressive, malignant appearing lesion with a sun-burst type of periosteal reaction.

Case Discussion

Sunburst appearance periosteal reaction in a pathologically proven case of osteosarcoma. The sunburst appearance occurs when the lesion grows too fast. It is frequently associated with osteosarcoma but can also occur with Ewing sarcoma or osteoblastic metastases.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 62542
Published: 21st Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.