A chemosensitive pediatric extraosseous osteosarcoma: Case report and review of the literature

Karen Wodowski, D. Ashley Hill, Alberto S. Pappo, Stephen J. Shochat, Larry E. Kun, Sheri L. Spunt

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Abstract

Osteosarcoma arising in soft tissues is exceedingly rare in children. The tumor most often affects older adults, involves the lower extremity, responds poorly to chemotherapy, and carries a grave prognosis. The authors describe a 12-year-old girl with an extraosseous osteosarcoma of the left sternocleidomastoid muscle with pulmonary metastases. The patient responded well to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and remains disease-free nearly 3 years after her initial diagnosis. The authors review available information about this disease in children and adults. Children with extraosseous osteosarcoma may have a more favorable response to treatment than adults; thus, a curative approach using combined modality therapy appears warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Child
  • Extraosseous
  • Extraskeletal
  • Neck
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Soft tissue neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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