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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 May;91(4):W17-9. doi: 10.1308/147870809X400967.

Local recurrence of osteosarcoma after 17 years.

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London Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK.

Abstract

The recurrence of osteosarcoma is rare. Local recurrence occurs in 4-10% of patients following effective treatment. So far, recurrences as late as 15 years have been reported in the literature. We report a unique case of local recurrence of intramedullary osteosarcoma 17 years from initial diagnosis and treatment. Regular long-term follow-up of patients with this diagnosis is crucial to ensure early detection and treatment of potential recurrences.

PMID:
19416582
PMCID:
PMC2749398
DOI:
10.1308/147870809X400967
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