Extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the pleura: A case report

Rumi Matono, Riichiroh Maruyama, Satoru Ide, Dai Kitagawa, Junko Tanaka, Hiroshi Saeki, Tatsuro Shimokama, Hidefumi Higashi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)


We herein present an exceedingly rare case of pleural osteosarcoma that was surgically resected in an elderly patient. A 74-year-old man, complaining of a dry cough and breathlessness on effort, was found to have massive pleural effusion on a chest X-ray. The chest CT and MRI scans indicated a massive effusion and a pleural tumor encasing the left lower lung. The resected tumor was histologically an osteosarcoma, measuring 11.3 × 9.0 × 6.0 cm. Because there was no evidence of any other primary tumor, the diagnosis of extraskeletal osteosarcoma was appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the pleura: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this