Osteosarcoma of the lumbar vertebra: case report and a review of the literature


Yalçın Ö.

ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, no.129, pp.1701-1705, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1701-1705
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Classic osteosarcoma (OS) is a highly malignant sarcoma with the production of osteoid matrix. The most common sites of origin are the metaphyseal regions of

the distal femur, proximal tibia, and proximal humerus, although the tumor can develop in any bone. Flat bone involvement is very rare (87o). Vertebral involvement is also very rare with 247o of all cases. In this report, we presented a 27 -year-old woman with OS of the fourth lumbar vertebra. She was treated with surgical debulking and posterior enstrumentation, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She is now in the 15th year postoperatively and still alive without any neurological impairment. This case has the longest suryival reported in the literature with primary vertebral osteosarcoma.