Extraskeletal osteosarcoma arising in anterior mediastinum: Brief report with a review of the literature

Tomoyuki Hishida, Junji Yoshida, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Genichiro Ishii, Masayuki Nakao, Kanji Nagai

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Abstract

Extraskeletal osteosarcoma arising from the mediastinum is an extremely rare malignant tumor. We present the case of a 77-year-old woman with a past history of pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with a dyspnea. Imaging studies revealed a huge anterior mediastinal mass with scattered calcifications. Complete surgical resection was successfully performed, and histologically the tumor contained osteoid formation consisting of round atypical cells. The literature concerning this rare tumor is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-929
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Extraskeletal osteosarcoma
  • Mediastinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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