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Primary osteosarcoma of the lung: a case report and review of the literature.

Authors
  • Niimi, Rui
  • Matsumine, Akihiko
  • Kusuzaki, Katsuyuki
  • Inada, Yasuhiro
  • Kato, Yuya
  • Maeda, Masayuki
  • Uchida, Atsumasa
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
251–255
Identifiers
PMID: 17960502
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Primary osteosarcoma of the lung is exceedingly rare. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital; a primary osteosarcoma of the lung was diagnosed following computed tomography-guided needle biopsy. He died of rapidly progressing respiratory insufficiency without effective treatment seven months after the onset of symptoms. Macroscopic findings at autopsy showed typical histologic features of osteosarcoma without any bony lesion. Here we present a rare case and review the clinicopathological features of 20 previously reported cases.

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