Title

Cancer, Osteosarcoma, malignancy,

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Aventura

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

11-12-2019

Keywords

cancer, genetic disorders, chromosomal mutations

Disciplines

Musculoskeletal Diseases | Neoplasms | Oncology | Radiology

Abstract

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary pediatric bone malignancy, derived from primitive bone-forming (osteoid producing) mesenchymal cells. It occurs in primary (no underlying bone pathology) and secondary forms (underlying pathology which has undergone malignant degeneration/conversion), accounting for approximately 20% of all primary bone tumors. Osteosarcoma is highly heterogeneous in its manifestation, which permits division into several subtypes according to the degree of differentiation, location within the bone, and histological variation. These subtypes vary in imaging appearance, demographics, and biological behavior. With the ceaseless work of numerous medical, surgical, and scientific professionals, treatment options and survivability have vastly improved in recent years

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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