18-year-old patient with complaints of swelling in left lower limb.
Case History: 18-year-old patient presents with complaints of swelling in left lower limb around and just above left knee. MRI was advised.Check out the slideshow for more information.
Osteosarcomas are malignant bone forming tumors, and the second most common primary bone tumor after multiple myeloma.
Conventional radiography plays an important role in diagnosis. CT is used for assisting biopsies and staging.
MRI is proving to be essential for accurate local staging and assessment for limb sparing resection.
Cure, if achievable, requires aggressive surgical resection often with amputation followed by chemotherapy.