Telangiectatic osteosarcoma, a rare complication of Paget’s disease of bone
Keywords: Paget’s disease of Bone, Telangiectatic Osteosarcoma
AbstractPaget’s disease of bone (PDB) is the second most common metabolic bone disease. This condition, characterised by abnormal bone remodelling, has a prevalence of 5-8% in patients of European ancestry over the age of 55 years.1-4 The majority of patients are asymptomatic. Diagnosis is based on the distinct radiological picture or on the elevation of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP). Malignant sarcomatous degeneration is a rare (< 1%) and often fatal complication of PDB.5-8 Osteosarcoma is considered to be a rare and devastating complication of PDB. We report on a confirmed case of very rare telangiectatic osteosarcoma in monostotic PDB.
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