Computerized Tomography Findings of a Sternal Osteosarcoma
Güner Sönmez 1 * , Ersin Öztürk 1, Hakan Mutlu 1, A. Rauf Görür 2, Ali Kutlu 3, Mahir Mahiroğulları 4, Onur Sıldıroğlu 1, Çinar Başekim 1, Eşref Kızılkaya 1
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1 GATA Haydarpasa Military Hospital, Department of Radiology, İstanbul, Turkiye
2 GATA Haydarpasa Military Hospital, Department of Thorax Surgery, İstanbul, Turkiye
3 GATA Haydarpasa Military Hospital, Department of Chest Diseases, İstanbul, Turkiye
4 GATA Haydarpasa Military Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, İstanbul, Turkiye
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A 58-year-old female patient presented with chest pain and swelling in her neck. Computerized tomography showed an expansile mass containing lytic-sclerotic areas that caused destructions in the manibrium sterni and extended as far as to the thyroid gland at the lower cervical region and the upper mediastinum. Since osteosarcoma of the sternum is a extremely rare entity, we have thought to explain radiologic approach based on our experience.


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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2009 - Volume 6 Issue 1, pp. 46-48

Publication date: 15 Jan 2009

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