Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in children, and only 1 article in the literature describes a case of osteosarcoma in a patient with Down syndrome. Although osteosarcoma is generally treated with chemotherapy regimens that include high-dose methotrexate, patients with Down syndrome have heightened sensitivity to the toxicities of methotrexate. The patient from the aforementioned case study died from sepsis soon after treatment with high-dose methotrexate. This case report describes the successful treatment of osteosarcoma in a pediatric patient with Down syndrome without methotrexate.
- trisomy 21
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health