|Osteosarcoma (Code C9145)|
|Terms & Properties|
Preferred Name: Osteosarcoma
Definition: A usually aggressive malignant bone-forming mesenchymal neoplasm, predominantly affecting adolescents and young adults. It usually involves bones and less frequently extraosseous sites. It often involves the long bones (particularly distal femur, proximal tibia, and proximal humerus). Pain with or without a palpable mass is the most frequent clinical symptom. It may spread to other anatomic sites, particularly the lungs.
CDISC Definition: A malignant neoplasm usually arising from bone.
NICHD Definition: A malignant neoplasm of connective tissue origin that produces bone or osteoid.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A cancer of the bone that usually affects the large bones of the arm or leg. It occurs most commonly in young people and affects more males than females.
Display Name: Osteosarcoma
NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0029463 (see NCI Metathesaurus info)
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