Osteosarcoma and Chondrosarcoma

  • A. W. Craft
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (1360)


Osteosarcoma is one of the two common bone tumours which occur in childhood. Although it has been reported in a child of 3 years and can occur at almost any time during adult life, the peak age is between 10 and 20 years. Many of these tumours occurring in later life complicate Paget’s disease, which does not occur in children. The annual incidence of the tumour has been reported as 1.6–2.8 per million children under 15 years; it occurs more commonly in males (M : F ratio = 1.6 : 1).


Primary Osteogenic Sarcoma Bilateral Retinoblastoma Elevated Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Folinic Acid Rescue Tumour Compute Tomography 
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