Low-Grade Central Osteosarcoma Clinical Presentation

Updated: Apr 19, 2018
  • Author: Barnaby Dedmond, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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History and Physical Examination

Pain is the most common symptom of low-grade central osteosarcoma; this is sometimes associated with local swelling. Typically, the duration of symptoms is long, with a mean of 1.8 years. About 5% of cases are found incidentally on radiographs obtained during an examination for reasons other than the evaluation of low-grade central osteosarcoma. Pathologic fractures are rare.