ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Conventional osteosarcoma of the rib: a case report
Abidin Şehitoğulları1, Gülay Bulut2, Ufuk Çobanoğlu3, İrfan Bayram2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.185
Primary tumors of the rib are relatively uncommon in adults and rare in children. In this article, we present a case who was operated due to conventional osteosarcoma of the rib in the light of the literature review. A 17-year-old female patient had been operated due to a rib tumor 54 months ago. There was no local recurrence or metastatic disease. Chest wall tumors, particularly those arising from bones, require histologic assessment to be considered benign; the differential diagnosis of malignant neoplasms should not be based on clinical and radiographic features, only.
Keywords : Conventional osteosarcoma; resection; rib
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