Oncology Discovery

Oncology Discovery

ISSN 2052-6199
Case report

Calcaneal osteosarcoma, a challenge for diagnosis: a rare case report and literature review

Barada Prasanna Samal1*, Chandrakant Nayak1, Sarita Pradhan2, Tapan Kumar Sahoo3, Aswini Kumar Jena4 and Sasmita Pradhan5

*Correspondence: Barada Prasanna Samal sandlandhero82@gmail.com

1. Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Science, Bhubaneswar, India.

Author Affiliations

2. Department of Pathology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, India.

3. Department of Radiotherapy, All India Institute of Medical science, Bhubaneswar, India.

4. Department of Orthopaedics, S.C.B Medical College, Cuttack, India.

5. Department of Community Medicine, S.C.B Medical College, Cuttack, India.


Osteosarcoma of calcaneum is of rare occurrence. Infrequent occurrence produce dilemma and challenge to it's diagnosis, leading to a delayed treatment. Here we present a rare case of chondroblastic variety of calcaneal osteosarcoma in an adolescent that produced a dilemma for diagnosis. Here also we have discussed the available literature regarding the clinical, radiological and histological features of calcaneal osteosarcoma.

Keywords: Calcaneum, osteosarcoma, chondroblastic type, dilemma in diagnosis, rare occurence

ISSN 2052-6199
Volume 3
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