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post-radiation sarcoma


post radiation sarcoma image from New Medical Terms

low power H&E stained section of post radiation sarcoma

Definition A relatively rare—0.06% at one institution—complication of therapeutic radiation with a mean latency of 15 years, in which a soft-tissue malignancy arises in the irradiated field

Histology Osteosarcoma (image), fibrosarcoma; all high-grade

Prognosis 85% 1-year survival; 45% 5-year survival

Synonym Post-irradiation sarcoma  

Reference J Surg Oncol. 2012 May;105(6):570-6.

doi: 10.1002/jso.22122. Epub 2011 Oct 19 

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