juxtacortical osteogenic sarcoma

(redirected from periosteal sarcoma)

jux·ta·cor·ti·cal os·te·o·gen·ic sar·co·ma

a form of osteogenic sarcoma of relatively low malignancy, probably arising from the periosteum and initially involving cortical bone and adjacent connective tissue, which occurs in middle-aged as well as young adults and most commonly affects the lower part of the femoral shaft.
Synonym(s): periosteal sarcoma
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The precise cause of ionizing radiation-induced periosteal sarcoma is unknown although genetic factors have been suspected.
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