A rare rib lesion due to parosteal osteosarcoma: a case report

Halil Tozum, Ahmet Nadir Aydemir, Murat Demiroglu, Korhan Ozkan, Ayse Bahar Ceyran, Bulent Kılıc
2019 Journal of Medical Case Reports  
Masses which develop on the surface of the rib bones are rare. The differential diagnosis includes benign and malignant lesions. Case presentation: A 23-year-old European woman presented at an out-patient clinic with a 9-month history of a painless swelling on the right posterolateral side of her chest wall. The case reported here is of a very rarely seen parosteal osteosarcoma of the rib that was treated with wide resection and chest wall reconstruction. There was no evidence of local
more » ... e or distal metastasis after a 1-year follow-up. Conclusion: Parosteal osteosarcoma is a locally aggressive malignant tumor, and resection with a wide margin is the most appropriate treatment. Correct diagnosis of parosteal osteosarcoma is challenging for an orthopedic surgeon. Although rare, in the differential diagnosis of lesions located on the ribs, parosteal osteosarcoma should be considered and a systematic diagnostic approach should be taken.
doi:10.1186/s13256-018-1958-7 fatcat:t6fwhrsbb5alhnvj6ildqj7fii