Osteosarcoma invasion of the inferior vena cava and right atrium.

Andreas F. Mavrogenis, Andrea Angelini, Vasileios I. Sakellariou, Evangelia Skarpidi, Pietro Ruggieri, Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos

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We present a woman with chondroblastic osteosarcoma of the left ilium extending to the L4 epidural space and invading the inferior vena cava and right atrium, misdiagnosed as deep venous thrombosis. After neoadjuvant chemotherapy, two stage resection was planned. During the anterior approach, a mass in the left common iliac vein and inferior vena cava was found and tumor thromboembolism was diagnosed. Frozen sections showed chondroblastic osteosarcoma. The patient denied further surgery and had palliative intensity modulated radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of surgical orthopaedic advances
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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