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Primary pleomorphic liposarcoma of bone

a case report

Fajolu, Olukemi, MDa; Wakely, Paul E., MDb; Scharschmidt, Thomas J., MDa

doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000723

Primary pleomorphic liposarcoma of bone is an extremely rare tumor that is often challenging to diagnose. Radiographic characteristics are nonspecific and consistent with findings of other malignant bone tumors. In addition, debate exists as to whether or not it is actually a primary tumor. This tumor is aggressive and carries an overall poor prognosis. This manuscript reviews the presentation, imaging, and pathology findings of primary pleomorphic liposarcoma.

aDepartment of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University

bDepartment of Pathology, The Ohio State University

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Scharschmidt is a consultant for Stryker Corp. The other authors have no disclosures. The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence to Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University, 376 W 10th Ave, Suite 725, Columbus, OH 43210 Tel: +(614) 293-2165; fax: +(614) 293-4755; e-mail:

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