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A Case Report of Osteosarcoma of the Skull

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Background: Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy and aggressive neoplasm of bone composed of spindle cells producing osteoid. The incidence of primary osteogenic sarcomas of the skull is about 1% to 2% of all skull tumors. Methods: We present an extraordinary case of osteosarcoma arising in the postero-temporal region of the skull. The clinical features, diagnosis and management are discussed. Results: A 34-year-old woman was operated in our department for mass, fixed to bone in the left postero-temporal area. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of osteogenic sarcoma. Conclusion: We review the literature of reported cases of primary osteogenic sarcomas of the skull to discuss the common clinical presentation, evaluation methods, and recommended treatment plans.

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Sofiene, B. , Asma, B. , Adnene, B. , Imed, B. , Jalel, K. , Lassaad, A. and Hafedh, J. (2014) A Case Report of Osteosarcoma of the Skull. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 105-109. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.43019.

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