Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 4 Number 4, 2001

Parosteal Osteosarcoma Arising from a Rib: Imaging Features with an Emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

WC Torreggiani,1 DW Struk,1 K Al-Ismail,1 PL Munk,1 K Evans,2 JX O'Connell3
1Department of Radiology,
2Department of Thoracic Surgery,
3Department of Pathology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Parosteal osteosarcomas are uncommon neoplasms that typically affect the long bones. Primary involvement of a rib is very rare. The imaging features of a parosteal osteosarcoma involving a rib are described, including the magnetic resonance imaging features, which have not been previously been reported in the literature. (J HK Coll Radiol 2001;4:284-287)

Key Words: Computed tomography, Diagnostic imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging, Osteosarcoma

Back to Previous Page