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Osteosarcoma metastatic to the kidney

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      Abstract

      Two clinically silent renal metastatic lesions from primary osteogenic sarcoma were first detected on radionuclide bone scan. A needle biopsy performed under the guidance of abdominal ultrasonography confirmed the diagnosis. Prior to nephrectomy, further definition of the metastatic lesion was attained using enhanced computed tomography. A review of the English literature revealed only six previous cases of metastatic osteosarcoma detected in the kidney prior to autopsy.

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