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Osteosarcoma

Synonym(s)

  • osteoblastic osteosarcoma
  • osteoblastic sarcoma
  • osteochondrosarcoma
  • osteoid sarcoma
  • sarcoma, osteogenic
  • sarcoma, osteogenic osteoblastic

Definition(s)

Malignant primary cancer of bone composed of a connective tissue stroma with evidence of malignant osteoid, bone and/or cartilage formation.

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A sarcoma originating in bone-forming cells, affecting the ends of long bones. It is the most common and most malignant of sarcomas of the bones, and occurs chiefly among 10- to 25-year-old youths. (From Stedman, 25th ed)

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A cancer of the bone that usually affects the large bones of the arm or leg. It occurs most commonly in young people and affects more males than females. Also called osteosarcoma.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 14, 2014