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Osteogenic sarcoma and osteosarcoma are the same tumors?

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Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Osteogenic sarcoma is often shortened to osteosarcoma.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: Osteosarcoma and osteogenic sarcoma are the same.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes.: The two are synonyms. By definition, it is a sarcoma that produces malignant osteoid (immature bone) that is seen under the microsope. Osteogenic means "producing bone." other bone sarcomas, like ewing's, do not produce osteoid. Most arise in bone, but there are rare soft tissue osteosarcomas (or osteogenic sarcomas, depending on which term you prefer).

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