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WHO Classification of Tumours
Osteosarcoma, NOS
Connective, subcutaneous and other soft tissues


Definition

A usually aggressive malignant bone-forming mesenchymal tumour, predominantly affecting adolescents and young adults. It usually involves bones and less frequently extraosseous sites. It often involves the long bones (particularly distal femur, proximal tibia, and proximal humerus). Pain with or without a palpable mass is the most frequent clinical symptom
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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



. It may metastasize to other anatomic sites, particularly the lungs.