JBST- Special IMSOS 2019 Issue

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page:1 | Dr. Yogesh Panchwagh, Dr. Ashish Gulia,  Dr. Ashok Shyam.

Author: Yogesh Panchwagh [1], Ashish Gulia [2], Ashok Shyam [1,3].

[1] Orthopaedic Oncology Clinic, Pune, India.
[2] Orthopedic Oncology Services, Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
[3] Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India,
[4] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics &Rehabilitation, Pune, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Yogesh Panchwagh.
Orthopaedic Oncology Clinic, 101, Vasant plot 29, Bharat Kunj Society -2, Erandwana, Pune – 38, India.
Email: drpanchwagh@gmail.com

JBST- Special IMSOS 2019 Issue

JBST is entering the fifth year of publication . This would not have been possible without the help of the contribution by authors, guest editors, reviewers and the publication house team.

We take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them. Already indexed with Index Copernicus, google scholar and ETH Bibliothek , JBST is very close to pubmed indexation.

Our attempt over the last few issues has been to emphasise on publishing original work than invited or review articles so as to make the journal the chosen one for all those working in the field of bone and soft tissue tumors. We continue to bring to the readers the current concept in management of common bone and soft tissue tumors and tumor like conditions through sections like Students corner which is very useful for residents and consultants alike.

JBST is now affiliated with the IMSOS ( Indian musculo skeletal oncology society) and APMSTS ( Asia Pacific musculo skeletal oncology society) and will be showcasing their activities from time to time. Members of these associations can have the benefit of availing the opportunity of freely publishing in JBST. We are sure that this will add a new dimension and depth to the content of the journal.

We would like to thank the readers for their contribution and would like to hear from you about your experience and feedback so as to make JBST better.

Dr. Yogesh Panchwagh
Dr. Ashish Gulia
Dr. Ashok Shyam


How to Cite this article: Panchwagh Y, Gulia A, Shyam AK. JBST – Special IMSOS 2019 Issue. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-April 2019; 5(1):1.

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Giant Ancient Solitary Schwannoma Masquerading as Juxtacortical Osteosarcoma of Femur – A Rare Case Report and Literature Review

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 28-30 | Julfiqar, Mohd. Aslam, Najmul Huda, Ajay Pant.

Authors: Julfiqar [1], Mohd. Aslam [1], Najmul Huda [1], Ajay Pant [1].

[1] Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, J.N.Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Centre, TMU, Moradabad, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Julfiqar:
Assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, J.N.Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
Email: ???


Introduction: Ancient schwannomas are rare variant of peripheral nerve sheath tumors characterized by the degeneration and hypocellular areas due to long-standing growth. Clinicoradiologically, these tumors can masquerade other tumors arising from the adjacent tissues. Their resemblance to malignant bone tumor has been reported very rarely in the literature. We tend to report a case of benign peripheral nerve schwannoma that greatly mimicked a juxtacortical osteosarcoma of femur.
Case Report: A 23-year-old male presented with a slow-growing painless mass with paresthesias in his right thigh for the last 2½ years. Clinically, it was suspected to be soft tissue tumor with secondary involvement of adjacent neurovascular bundle; however, plain radiograph and magnetic resonance imaging of his right thigh were suggestive of juxtacortical osteosarcoma of the right femur. Surgical exploration of the mass revealed a well-defined encapsulated mass over the anterior aspect of the right thigh, under the quadriceps muscle without infiltration into the surrounding tissue. Histopathological examination confirmed it to be an ancient schwannoma.
Results: The patient was extremely satisfied with outcomes of surgery, and he was symptom-free and there was no clinical evidence of the recurrence on subsequent follow-up.
Conclusion: A correct pre-operative diagnosis of benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors can be difficult at times. However, a slow-growing mass with the absence of other features of a malignant growth and subsequent histopathological examination including immunostaining can settle the diagnosis in almost all the cases.
Keywords: Benign, Peripheral nerve, Ancient schwannoma, Juxtacortical osteosarcoma.


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How to Cite this article: Julfiqar, Aslam M, Huda N, Pant A. Giant Ancient Solitary Schwannoma Masquerading as Juxtacortical Osteosarcoma of Femur-A Rare Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-April 2019;5(1): 28-30.

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Chondroblastoma of the Naviculum: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 25-27 | Monish Malhotra, Sandeep Vijayan, Sourab Shetty.

Authors: Monish Malhotra [1], Sandeep Vijayan [2], Sourab Shetty [2].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India,
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Monish Malhotra,
Department of Orthopaedics, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak – 124001, Haryana, India.
E-mail: drmonish.malhotra14@gmail.com


Introduction: Chondroblastoma is a benign tumor characteristically seen in the epiphyseal region of long bones. Its occurrence in the tarsal bones is extremely rare.
Case Report: We report the case of a 17-year-old girl with chondroblastoma mimicking an aneurysmal bone cyst in the naviculum. Along with the primary enbloc excision of the naviculum, a tricortical iliac crest bone graft was placed in the gap to prevent collapse of the medial longitudinal arch.
Conclusion: Chondroblastoma in uncommon sites can present with atypical features and cause dilemma in diagnosis and thereby management.
Keywords: Chondroblastoma, Bone grafting, Aneurysmal bone cyst, Tarsal bones, Naviculum.


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How to Cite this article: Malhotra M, Vijayan S, Shetty S. Chondroblastoma of theNaviculum: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-Apr 2019;5(1): 25-27.

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Parosteal Lipoma of the Lower Limb: A Report of Two Cases

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 21-24 | Imed Sboui, Hend Riahi, Mouna Chelli-Bouaziz, Mohamed Samir Daghfous, Mohamed Fethi Ladeb, Faten Farah.

Authors: Imed Sboui [1], Hend Riahi [2], Mouna Chelli-Bouaziz[2], Mohamed Samir Daghfous [1], Mohamed Fethi Ladeb [2], Faten Farah [3].

[1] Department of Orthopaedic, Institut Mohamed Kassab d’orthopédie, Manouba, Tunisia,
[2] Department of Radiology, Institut Mohamed Kassab d’orthopédie, Manouba, Tunisia,
[3] Department of Pathology, Institut Mohamed Kassab d’orthopédie, Manouba, Tunisia.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Hend Riahi,
10 rue Khalifas Rachidites Menzeh 5 Ariana Tunisia.
E-mail: hend.riahi@gmail.com


Introduction: Parosteal lipoma is a rare type of lipoma. Usually, asymptomatic and affecting mainly adults aged over 40.
Case Report: We report two cases localized in the lower limb. The first happened in a man presenting a painless swelling of the fibula, represented by a well-defined fatty tissue lesion. The second case concerned women presenting an asymmetry of the calf, represented by a well-defined mass composed of fatty tissue. The lesions were resected from surrounding soft tissues and underlying periosteum. The diagnosis was confirmed by histology.
Conclusion: Parosteal lipoma has the same characteristics of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as subcutaneous fat. The identification of fat is best performed with CT or MRI. Its recognition is mandatory to optimize clinical management including diagnosis, biopsy, and treatment.
Keywords: Deep-seated lipoma, Computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging.


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How to Cite this article: Sboui I, Riahi H, Chelli-Bouaziz M, Daghfous MS, Ladeb MF, Farah F. Parosteal Lipoma of the Lower Limb: A Report of Two Cases. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-Apr 2019;5(1): 21-24.

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Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Bone Tumor around the Knee after Resection Arthrodesis

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 17-20 | Wilasinee Sirichativapee, Weerachai Kosuwon, Winai Sirichativapee.

Authors: Wilasinee Sirichativapee [1], Weerachai Kosuwon [1], Winai Sirichativapee [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Winai Sirichativapee,
Department of Orthopaedics, Srinagarind Hospital, 123 Khon Kaen University, Nai Mueang Sub-District, Mueang District, Khon Kaen Province – 40002, Thailand.
E-mail: winaisiri@yahoo.com


Background: This study aimed to compare the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patient with bone tumor around the knee after resection arthrodesis.
Methods: Patients between 15 and 70 years of age who underwent resection arthrodesis in Srinagarind Hospital >1 year were recruited. Patients were interviewed using a short form-36 questionnaire (social functioning-36 [SF-36] Ver2.0 Thai version) regarding their daily life problems.
Results: Eighteen patients with the mean age of 36.6 years (15–63 years) were included (15 females) in the study. Histological diagnoses were giant cell tumor 10 cases, osteosarcoma seven cases, and low-grade chondrosarcoma one case. Site of lesions was distal femur 15 cases and proximal tibia 3 cases. According to HRQoL, patients have good quality of life (score SF-36 >70) in all domains: Mean score: Physical functioning 75.55 ± 21.88, role physical 71.18 ± 22.70, bodily pain 85.41 ± 22.51, vitality 77.43 ± 16.76, general health 74.44 ± 19.16, SF 83.05 ± 26.40, role emotional 80.09 ± 22.89, and mental health 77.77 ± 21.29. Complications post-operative are broken implants (3 cases, 16.7%) and infections (4 cases, 22.2%).
Conclusion: In patients with bone tumor around the knee after resection, arthrodesis has a good quality of life in all domains in SF-36 version 2.0 questionnaire including function, pain, and mentality.
Keywords: Limb salvage, Arthrodesis, Quality of life, social functioning-36 version 2.0, Osteosarcoma, Giant cell tumor.


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How to Cite this article: Koç Z P, Kara P Ö, Sezer E, Erçolak V.Diagnostic Comparison of F-18 Sodium FluorideNaF, Bone Scintigraphy, and F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in the Detection of Bone Metastasis. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-Apr 2019;5(1): 17-20.


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Guest Editorial: Message from IMSOS President

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 2 | Bhavin Jhankaria

Author: Bhavin Jhankaria [1].

[1] Picture This By Jankharia, Bhaveshwar Vihar, 383 Sardar V P Rd, Opposite Vanita Vishram, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400004, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Bhavin Jhankaria
Picture This By Jankharia, Bhaveshwar Vihar, 383 Sardar V P Rd, Opposite Vanita Vishram, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400004, India.
Email: bhavin@jankharia.com

Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Conference 2018

Message from IMSOS President

IMSOS or the Indian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society is truly a multi-disciplinary society comprising of orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and medical and radiation oncologists. All of these specialties and their doctors have come together to work towards providing optimal care to patients with bone and soft tissue tumors. IMSOS also encourages non-doctor members…anyone who makes a difference to the care of patients with bone and soft tissue tumors is welcome to be part of the society.
IMSOS’ vision is to “promote scientific, evidence based, comprehensive multidisciplinary management of bone and soft tissue sarcomas and encourage basic and clinical research”. IMSOS’ mission is to do this through meetings, conferences, workshops, white papers and an active website where people engage with each other to learn and teach and to eventually use that knowledge to optimally manage patients and alleviate their pain and suffering.
IMSOS is orthopedic-surgeon-driven given the very nature of the subject. However, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and the other members are also an integral part of the Society. By electing me President for the next 2 years, IMSOS has truly proven its multi-disciplinary character.
The new IMSOS secretary and I, will ensure that IMSOS’ mission and vision are fulfilled and that we continue the work done by Ajay Puri and Ashish Gulia. We will strive to create a platform that will allow those who come after us to continue and enhance the work done by us.
We are actively soliciting suggestions from IMSOS’ members on various topics and issues to ensure that IMSOS stays and continues to be relevant and make a difference.
Let’s have a great meeting in Kolkata and work towards an equally good or better meeting in Bengaluru in March 2020.

Dr Bhavin Jhankaria
President – Indian Musculo Skeletal Oncology Society

How to Cite this article: Jhankaria B. Message from IMSOS President. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-April 2019; 5(1):2.

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