Bone & joints
Epithelioid osteosarcoma

Topic Completed: 1 August 2013

Minor changes: 8 January 2021

Revised: 28 December 2018

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Epithelioid osteosarcoma

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Epithelioid osteosarcoma. website. Accessed January 18th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Rare pattern with rosette-like configuration simulating glands
  • Usually male patients under age 30
  • Sites: metaphysis of long tubular bones
  • Survival: poor, with 75% dead of multiple lung metastases despite surgery with wide margins and systemic chemotherapy; estimated 5 year survival of 15 (Hum Pathol 2001;32:726)
Radiology description
  • Highly destructive with variable mineralization
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Osteoblastic osteosarcoma with small multinodular growth pattern, lacelike osteoid deposits, hemangiopericytoma-like vessels, rosette-like formation, epithelioid tumor cells
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