Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155--158

A rare case of osteosarcoma of the proximal fibula; challenges of surgical management


Atmananda s Hegde, Ravindra M Shenoy, Deepak K Rai 
 Department of Orthopedics, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Atmananda s Hegde
Department of Orthopedics, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
India

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of bone if we exclude the marrow-based malignancies such as myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia. Osteosarcoma is the eighth most common form of childhood cancer, comprising 2.4% of all malignancies in pediatric patients, and approximately 20% of all primary bone cancers. The proximal fibula is a very rare site for osteosarcoma, and in Mayo series, reported incidence was only 2%. The purpose of this article is to report a very rare presentation of osteosarcoma in proximal fibula and to discuss the challenges in its surgical management. Proximal fibula osteosarcoma carries a good prognosis if sound oncological margins are achieved during the initial surgery. In addition, lateral soft tissue structures should be meticulously reconstructed to prevent post-operative knee instability and to ensure a good functional outcome.


How to cite this article:
Hegde As, Shenoy RM, Rai DK. A rare case of osteosarcoma of the proximal fibula; challenges of surgical management.Arch Med Health Sci 2013;1:155-158


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Hegde As, Shenoy RM, Rai DK. A rare case of osteosarcoma of the proximal fibula; challenges of surgical management. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];1:155-158
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