Extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the diaphragm presenting as a chest mass

Howard K. Song, T. Mark Leibold, Anthony A. Gal, Joseph I. Miller

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Extraskeletal osteosarcoma is a rare malignancy that has not been previously reported to arise from the diaphragm. We describe the case of a 47-year-old woman who had a large thoracic mass found at operation to be an extraskeletal osteosarcoma arising from the diaphragm. The tumor was completely resected en bloc with a margin of surrounding diaphragm, which necessitated a diaphragmatic reconstruction. The literature concerning this rare tumor is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-567
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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