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Pelvic sarcoma arising from chronic osteomyelitis
  1. F Campodonico1,
  2. G Carmignani2
  1. 1SC Urologia, Ospedale Galliera, 16128 Genova, Italy;
  2. 2Department of Urology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

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    Gulmann et al reported on a case of chronic osteomyelitis presenting as a mass of the chest mimicking a soft tissue sarcoma.1 The authors suggested that, although chronic osteomyelitis is a known cause of confusion with bone tumours, a definitive diagnosis is feasible by specific immunohistochemical staining.

    However, the potential risk of transformation of chronic osteomyelitis into a malignant lesion is an unforgettable point both for the clinician and the pathologist.2 Two years ago, we encountered a patient developing a rapidly aggressive sarcoma with …

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