Recurrent radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the sternum in a patient with remote radiation therapy for breast cancer

Joseph M. Limback, Haley P. Letter, Kurt F. Scherer, Christopher W. Wasyliw, Laura W. Bancroft

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Abstract

Background Recurrent radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the sternum following remote radiation therapy for breast cancer and sternal reconstruction. Case A 51-year-old woman presents with recurrent, radiation-induced sternal osteosarcoma 11 years after receiving both radiation therapy for breast cancer and sternal reconstruction. The case details both her work-up and subsequent course, including reconstructive and curative efforts. Discussion An uncommon side effect of radiation therapy for breast cancer is development of osteosarcoma of the chest wall. Even rarer is recurrence of the osteosarcoma following sternal reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Radiation-induced
  • Sternum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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