Local recurrence of osteosarcoma after 17 years

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 May;91(4):W17-9. doi: 10.1308/147870809X400967.


The recurrence of osteosarcoma is rare. Local recurrence occurs in 4-10% of patients following effective treatment. So far, recurrences as late as 15 years have been reported in the literature. We report a unique case of local recurrence of intramedullary osteosarcoma 17 years from initial diagnosis and treatment. Regular long-term follow-up of patients with this diagnosis is crucial to ensure early detection and treatment of potential recurrences.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Female
  • Hemipelvectomy
  • Humans
  • Ilium
  • Long-Term Care
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging*
  • Osteosarcoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography