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Postradiation sarcoma

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 3 January 2019

Copyright: (c) 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed search: postradiation [title] sarcoma

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Postradiation sarcoma. website. Accessed August 12th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Latent period usually 14 years after radiation of giant cell tumor of bone, or other bone / nonbone tumor
  • Survival similar to osteosarcoma, regardless of histology
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • High grade sarcoma, either fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma or malignant fibrous histiocytoma
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