High grade surface osteosarcoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 November 2016, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Cite this page: High grade surface osteosarcoma. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Very rare
  • Occurs on surface of bone
  • Same prognosis as conventional osteosarcoma, but poorer prognosis than parosteal (juxtacortical) osteosarcoma
Radiology description
  • Surface tumor with variable mineralization
Gross description
  • Fish-flesh appearance of sarcoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles conventional osteosarcoma
Additional references