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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-33

Calcaneal osteosarcoma: An unusual cause of chronic pediatric heel pain

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Pradosh Kumar Sarangi
CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_13_17

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Calcaneal osteosarcoma is a rare entity, which presents with chronic heel pain and swelling and often clinically misdiagnosed as a traumatic or inflammatory process. The diagnostic confusion is because of the rarity of this entity and unawareness of such rare areas of affection of osteosarcoma. This usually leads to delayed diagnosis and treatment and may severely affect the prognosis. We present a rare case of osteosarcoma involving calcaneus in a 10-year-old female who presented with long-standing left heel pain and swelling where the diagnosis of a sinister underlying bone lesion was delayed.

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