Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the calvaria

Case report

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✓ The author presents a case of skull neoplasm identified as osteogenic sarcoma. En bloc extirpation was performed. No other primary location of this rare tumor was found, and no metastasis has occurred nearly 2 years postoperatively.

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    Left: X-ray film, tangential view of calvaria, shows “sun-flare” osseous abnormality and soft tissue mass. Right: Selective external carotid angiography, tangential view, shows meningeal and scalp vasculature and tumor vessels.

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    Upper: X-ray film of excised calvaria. Lower: Surgical specimen cut to show centrum of tumor.

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    Photomicrograph of tumor shows anaplastic pattern and osseous component. H & E, × 200.

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