periosteal osteosarcoma

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chondroblastic osteosarcoma occurring on the surface of bones without involvement of the marrow; usually presents in adolescents and young adults as a lucent defect with bone spicules extending into soft tissues. Histologically, the tumor is intermediate to high grade, and the cartilage is lobulated.
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periosteal osteosarcoma

An uncommon (less than 2%) osteosarcoma (OS) with the same demographic as conventional OS. It is related to periosteal chondrosarcoma, and usually arises in diaphysis of the proximal tibia or distal femur.

Small radiolucencies on bone surface with bone spicules perpendicular to shaft and penetrating soft tissues; no medullary involvement.

Parosteal chondrosarcoma—lobules of malignant cartilage with calcification and surface endochondral ossification, no malignant osteoid.

Usually diploid.

Intermediate between high-grade and parosteal (juxtacortical) OSs or chondrosarcoma; high local recurrence; 15% metastasise.
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The silence of the literature regarding the efficacy of chemotherapy on periosteal osteosarcoma will lead clinicians to draw on their experience of other subtypes of osteosarcoma, in particular that of high-grade conventional osteosarcoma, to make treatment recommendations.
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