IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 28 / Issue 6 / pii/2007216

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Two cases of post-radiation osteosarcoma of the sacrum after pelvic irradiation for uterine cervical cancer

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1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(6), 497–500;
Published: 10 December 2007

Background: Post-radiation pelvic bone sarcoma can result as a long-term sequela of pelvic irradiation for uterine cervical cancer. Case: A 59-year-old woman who had received pelvic irradiation for Stage IIB uterine cervical cancer 16 years before was diagnosed as having post-radiation osteosarcoma of the sacrum. Another 66-year-old woman who had received pelvic irradiation for Stage IIIB uterine cervical cancer seven years previously was also diagnosed as having pleomorphic sarcoma of the sacrum. Conclusion: When a bone lesion is observed at a previously irradiated field, post-radiation sarcoma should be considered and differen­tiated from bone metastases.

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