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May 1938

OSTEOGENIC SARCOMAA REPORT OF TWO UNUSUAL CASES

Author Affiliations

Associate Attending Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital NEW YORK

Arch Surg. 1938;36(5):838-844. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01190230117007
Abstract

I have been fortunate in observing two interesting cases of osteogenic sarcoma in the past five years, and I submit the records in detail:

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —J. S., a girl aged 13, was first seen in April 1932. The mother stated that several months previously her daughter had fallen, striking her right knee. Sometime later the child began to limp and to complain of pain in the leg. A swelling appeared above and to the outer side of the knee, and the patient was taken to the General Memorial Hospital where she was examined. A diagnosis of osteogenic sarcoma was made, and the family was advised that an amputation was imperative. The parents refused to consent, and a short while later the child was brought to my office.After having some roentgenograms taken, I made a diagnosis of osteogenic sarcoma and advised amputation (fig. 1). A second

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