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Fibrosarcoma in a patient with scleroderma

  • Rosemarie T. Greyson-Fleg
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    Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Department of Pathology The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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  • William W. Scott Jr.
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    Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Department of Pathology The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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  • Francis P. Kuhajda
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    Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Department of Pathology The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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  • Donna Magid
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    Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Department of Pathology The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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  • Elliot K. Fishman
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    Address reprint requests to: Elliot K. Fishman, MD, Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205.
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    Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Department of Pathology The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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      Abstract

      Malignancies have been described in association with various connective tissue disorders. While such associations may be relatively common in some disorders, such as polymyositis, the relationship between scleroderma and malignancy is more controversial. A case of fibrosarcoma of the tibia in a patient with scleroderma is presented, with correlation of conventional radiography, computed tomography, and histopathology.

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