Primary bone tumours: rare but not to be missed.

Dr Catrin Evans, North Bristol NHS Trust


We present two cases of primary bone tumours that have presented to Sonographer lists in the past 12 months. It is stated that the average district general hospital radiologist will see two or less cases of osteogenic sarcoma in a working lifetime; primary bone tumours are rare and account for 0.2% of all malignant tumours in adults. Whilst undoubtedly unusual, a diagnosis of an osteogenic sarcoma or Ewings sarcoma may well present as a soft tissue mass on a general US list.

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