Osteosarcoma in children

Osteosarcoma, or osteogenic sarcoma, is a cancer of the bone cells. It is a malignant tumour that can spread to almost any organ or tissue in the body. It usually starts in the ends of the bones of the legs or arms, but can be found in other bones. It is most commonly found in the distal femur (above the knee), the proximal tibia (below the knee), the proximal humerus (the arm below the shoulder). It can spread to almost any organ or tissue in the body, but tends to go to the lungs first. It often occurs in children and young people between 10 and 20 years old who are undergrowing a rapid growth spurt. It tends to appear in an area where there has been trauma, but the relationship between this injury and the risk of developing osteosarcoma is currently unknown.

Osteosarcoma en infants a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 05.01.2023, 12:03
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