Osteosarcoma arising in relation to an enchondroma. A report of three cases.

@article{Smith1986OsteosarcomaAI,
  title={Osteosarcoma arising in relation to an enchondroma. A report of three cases.},
  author={Gillian D Smith and John Chalmers and Margaret M. McQueen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1986},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={315-9}
}
Three cases are reported in which an osteosarcoma developed in relation to an enchondroma in a long bone. Two of the cases were in the proximal femur whilst one occurred in the proximal humerus, both recognised sites for old calcified enchondromas or "cartilage rests". The ages of the patients at presentation were 55, 63 and 84 years and all were women. Two patients died with pulmonary metastases within six months of the onset of clinical symptoms. Despite their intimate relationship to the… CONTINUE READING