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Pulmonary Tuberculosis Mimicking Metastasis in a Patient With Osteosarcoma

Atas, Erman MD; Kesik, Vural MD; Kismet, Erol MD; Koseoglu, Vedat MD

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318266bbd4
Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Pulmonary metastasis even at diagnosis or during treatment is an important problem in osteosarcoma treatment and treatment modality varies in patients with metastasis. Metastasectomy and aggressive induction chemotherapy are the 2 most well-known treatment options. However, reactivation of pulmonary tuberculosis can be a problem in developing countries, where the prevalence of tuberculosis is high. Here, we described a patient with osteosarcoma with pulmonary tuberculosis reactivation mimicking metastasis.

Author Information

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Erman Atas, MD, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik 06018, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail:

Received September 8, 2011

Accepted June 26, 2012

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