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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2006;40(4): 314-317.
Osteosarcoma of the Skull Resembling Desmoplastic Fibroma: A Case Report.
Ingu Do, Eui Jong Kim, Gook Ki Kim, Yong Koo Park
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea. ykpark@khmc.or.kr
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
3Department of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul 130-702, Korea.
Primary osteosarcoma of the skull is a rare finding. We report here on a pathologically proven case of osteosarcoma that presented as a painless mass in the frontal bone of a 7-year-old boy. This unusual form of osteosarcoma had features of desmoplastic fibroma in a large portion of the tumor. We also include a review of the medical literature related to osteosarcoma.
Key Words: Osteosarcoma; Skull