Extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the diaphragm presenting as a chest mass

Howard K. Song, T. Mark Leibold, Anthony A. Gal, Joseph I. Miller

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    Extraskeletal osteosarcoma is a rare malignancy that has not been previously reported to arise from the diaphragm. We describe the case of a 47-year-old woman who had a large thoracic mass found at operation to be an extraskeletal osteosarcoma arising from the diaphragm. The tumor was completely resected en bloc with a margin of surrounding diaphragm, which necessitated a diaphragmatic reconstruction. The literature concerning this rare tumor is reviewed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)565-567
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Aug 13 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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