Radiation-associated extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the chest wall

Lurmag Orta, Ulana Suprun, Alisan Goldfarb, Ira Bleiweiss, Shabnam Jaffer

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Radiation-associated sarcoma is a rare but potential complication of radiation therapy. Most reported cases of osteosarcoma of the chest wall following radiation therapy for breast cancer arise from the chest wall skeletal structures. In contrast, few cases of extraskeletal osteosarcomas have been reported. We report a rare example of an extraskeletal osteosarcoma involving the pectoralis major muscle occurring after radiation therapy for breast cancer. Extraskeletal osteosarcomas are rare soft tissue tumors with a high rate of local recurrence and a poor prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006


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