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A Happy Outcome to a Bad Problem
Henry J. Mankin, MD; Keith B. Isaacson, MD; Kevin J. Cullen, MD
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Henry J. Mankin, MD
Keith B. Isaacson, MD
Orthopaedic Oncology and Reproductive Endocrinology Services, Gray 604, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail address for H.J. Mankin: hmankin@partners.org
Kevin J. Cullen, MD
Hematology Oncology Service, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007
The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002 Jul 01;84(7):1251-1253
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In December 1993, an otherwise healthy twenty-three-year-old woman noted discomfort and limitation in the left hip and pelvis. Physical examination and radiographs showed a firm irregular mass arising from the medial side of the left hemipelvis, extending from the acetabulum almost to the sacroiliac joint. A magnetic resonance imaging study confirmed the presence of the mass and, on the basis of the appearance of the tumor, suggested the diagnosis of osteosarcoma ( Fig. 1 ). A biopsy was performed, and the diagnosis of osteosarcoma was confirmed.
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