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Chronic osteomyelitis mimicking sarcoma
  1. C Gulmann1,
  2. O Young2,
  3. M Tolan2,
  4. D O’Riordan3,
  5. M Leader1
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Blackrock Clinic and Department of Pathology, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Blackrock Clinic, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Blackrock Clinic
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr C Gulmann, Department of Pathology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland; 


This report describes a rare case of chronic osteomyelitis in a 60 year old man mimicking a soft tissue sarcoma. Chronic osteomyelitis is an infrequent cause of a soft tissue mass and is usually diagnosed clinically by a combination of radiology and microbiology. Rarely, COM can mimic a primary bony neoplasm, but this is the first reported case where it mimicked a soft tissue sarcoma. The clinical, radiological, and histological appearances of this case will be discussed.

  • chronic osteomyelitis
  • pseudosarcoma
  • histology
  • COM, chronic osteomyelitis
  • MRI, magnetic resonance imaging

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