Osteosarcoma associated with diamond-blackfan anaemia: a case of a child receiving growth hormone therapy.
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Purpose: Diamond–Blackfan anaemia (DBA) is a rare pure congenital red cell aplasia, usually presenting in infancy or early childhood. The literature suggests a predisposition to haemopoietic malignancy but in addition solid tumours have been reported, with five cases of osteosarcoma described. Patient: A sixth case of a 12-year-old girl with DBA who developed an osteosarcoma of the distal femur is presented. Results: She was treated with methotrexate followed by tumour excision and distal femoral replacement. The patient is currently alive with multiple pulmonary metastases. Discussion: We discuss the association between the administration of growth hormone and future development of malignancy in patients with DBA.
|Title:||Osteosarcoma associated with diamond-blackfan anaemia: a case of a child receiving growth hormone therapy|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Copyright © 2004 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)|
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