Comparative aspects of osteosarcoma. Dog versus man.

  title={Comparative aspects of osteosarcoma. Dog versus man.},
  author={Stephen J. Withrow and Barbara E. Powers and Rod C Straw and Ross M. Wilkins},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Canine osteosarcoma bears striking resemblance to osteosarcoma in humans. Similarities include the following: male sex predilection, large patient size, 75% or more affecting the appendicular site, metaphyseal location, generally unknown etiology, less than 10% of patients have documented metastasis at presentation, over 90% of tumors show high-grade histology, 75% of tumors show aneuploidy, the metastatic rate is 80% or more with amputation alone, the lung is the most common site of metastasis… CONTINUE READING
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