Spontaneous regression of lung metastasis from osteosarcoma: A case report

Gaetano Bacci, Emanuela Palmerini, Eric L. Staals, Stefano Ferrari, Milva Battaglia, Alessandra Longhi, Franco Bertoni, Antonio Briccoli

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A case of spontaneous regression of a pulmonary metastasis from high-grade osteosarcoma is reported. The metastasis developed 5 years after chemotherapy and amputation for a distal femur osteosarcoma. The sarcomatous nature of the lesion was histologically confirmed. No treatment was attempted owing to the patient's refusal. The patient was followed up every 3 months and a spontaneous regression of the lesion was documented. Seven years after the diagnosis of lung metastases, no pulmonary nodules or other signs of relapse are present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Metastases
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Spontaneous regression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology


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