R. Amritanand, K. Venkatesh, R. Cherian, A. Shah, G. D. Sundararaj

August 2008, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 342 - 346 Case Report Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-008-0672-3

First Online: 18 April 2008

Telangiectatic osteosarcoma (TOS) of the spine is rare accounting for only 0.08% of all primary osteosarcomas. Though a well described radio-pathological entity it is not often thought of as a cause of paraplegia. We describe the clinical, radiological and pathological features and discuss the treatment options of telangiectatic osteosarcoma of the dorsal spine presenting in a young man. The diagnostic pitfalls are discussed emphasising the fact that the diagnosis of TOS of the spine requires not only a multi modal approach of appropriate radiological and pathological tests but also an awareness of this condition.

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