Radiotherapy Oncol Int | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Atypical Age Presentation in a Classical Osteosarcoma

Njeze NR, Agu OD, Uduma FU, Obikili EN

Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nigeria Department of Radiology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria Department of Radiology, University of Uyo, Nigeria

*Correspondance to: Agu OD 

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Background: Osteosarcoma is the commonest primary malignant bone tumor in children and young adults. The peak incidence occurs in the second decade of life. It is found primarily around the knee and is commoner in males. This case is reported to raise awareness that osteosarcoma can occur at any age. Case Description: A 36-year-old female developed a low grade pain around the left knee joint, which later became severe. Ulceration and swelling followed an attempt by a traditional healer to excise the lesion. Classical radiological features of osteosarcoma were demonstrated and diagnosis was later confirmed on histology. Conclusion: This case shows that, although the incidence of osteosarcoma is highest during the period of maximum bone growth, the tumour is not limited to growing bones.


Classical; Osteosarcoma; Atypical Age; Tumour


Njeze NR, Agu OD, Uduma FU, Obikili EN. Atypical Age Presentation in a Classical Osteosarcoma. Radiother Oncol Int. 2019; 1(1): 1003..

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