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          VOLUME 36 / ISSUE 2


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3 - Osteosarcoma in young adults

Mehtap Dalkılıç Çalış, Yusuf Başer, Öznur Aksakal, Bülent Aksoy , Oktay İncekara, İrfan Öztürk

Objective: This study evaluates retrospectively those patients diagnosed with osteosarcoma in young adult whose applied to our clinic between 1989-2000.

Study design: These patients have been investigated regarding sex, age, grade, stage, localization, tumor diameter, biopsy and surgery status, surgery limit status, therapy modalities and total survival.

Conclusion: 23 patients, aged between 14-30, applied to our clinic. 17 were male and 6 were female. MenlWomen:2.8. The most frequent tumor localization was the lower extremity (13 patients, 57%). 5 patients were at stage lb (22%), 8 patients were at stage 2b (35%), 6 were at stage 4a (26%), and 4 patients were at stage 4b (17%). Lung metastasis was the most frequent one. 19 patients (83%) received systemic chemotherapy and 9 patients (40%) received radiotherapy. The medial survival period was 13 months, median suiyival period was 10 months (Range 2-36 months).

Results: The factors effecting survival were found as tumor size, stage, presence of metastasis and application of metastasectomy.

Keywords: Bone tumors, osteosarcoma, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, young adult.

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