Unusual abdominal metastases in osteosarcoma Journal Article


Authors: Berhe, S.; Danzer, E.; Meyers, P. A.; Behr, G.; LaQuaglia, M. P.; Price, A. P.
Article Title: Unusual abdominal metastases in osteosarcoma
Abstract: Intraabdominal metastases in the setting of osteosarcoma are very rare. We describe a case of a 17-year-old boy with high-grade right distal femur osteosarcoma who, two years after diagnosis, developed extensive intra abdominal metastases involving the omentum, peritoneum, bowel serosa, psoas muscles and abdominal soft tissue. Awareness of and surveillance for unusual patterns of metastasis may allow for earlier detection, intervention, and palliative care decision-making, which may affect survival and quality of life. This report underlines the need for prospective studies evaluating surveillance guidelines for patients after medical and surgical management of osteosarcoma, especially in cases complicated by pulmonary metastases. © 2017 The Authors
Keywords: pediatric osteosarcoma; surveillance imaging; extrapulmonary metastases; extrapulmonary recurrence
Journal Title: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume: 28
ISSN: 2213-5766
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2018-01-01
Start Page: 13
End Page: 16
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsc.2017.09.022
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC5659360
PUBMED: 29085778
DOI/URL:
Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 November 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Anita P Price
    33 Price
  2. Paul Meyers
    226 Meyers
  3. Simon Berhe
    1 Berhe
  4. Enrico Danzer
    4 Danzer
  5. Gerald Gideon Behr
    3 Behr