Bone Tumors — Clinical and Radiologic Investigation
Malignant neoplasms of bone are rare. Their estimated annual incidence is less than one case per 100,000 population, but the incidence of these bone cancers is age related. They constitute approximately 5% of all malignant tumors in young persons under 18 years of age, and reach a peak incidence of 8% of all cancers in the age group of 15–19 years. Their incidence declines to only a fraction of l% of all malignant neoplasms after the age of 30. Osteosarcoma constitutes 40% of these tumors. Chondrosarcoma represents 20%, Ewing’s sarcoma 12%, and fibrosarcoma 5%. In the peak age group, ie, ages 12–18 years, 60% of the bone cancers are osteosarcoma and 30% are Ewing’s sarcoma. In the 30–60 year age group, the most common primary malignant tumor of bone is chondrosarcoma.
KeywordsBone Tumor Giant Cell Tumor Bone Cancer Alkaline Phosphatase Level Malignant Bone Tumor
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