Tumor 241 articles
To avoid complications associated with under- or overtreatment of patients with skeletal metastases, doctors need accurate survival estimates. Unfortunately, prognostic models for patients with skeletal metastases of the extremities are lacking, and physician-based estimates are generally inaccurate.
The literature on osteosarcoma survival generally focuses on tumor and treatment variables, although it is unclear whether and how ethnic and socioeconomic factors might influence survival.
Bony tumors of the foot account for approximately 3% of all osseous tumors. Diagnosis is frequently delayed as a result of lack of clinician familiarity and as a result of their rarity. The reasons for the delays, however, are unclear.
Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Local Recurrence After Adjuvant Treatment Without Resection of Core Needle Biopsy Tract
Core needle biopsies of sarcomas allow a diagnosis in a high percentage of patients with few complications. However, it is unclear whether the tract needs to be excised to prevent recurrences.
Lymphadenectomy and Histologic Subtype Affect Overall Survival of Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients With Nodal Metastases
Lymph node metastases in patients with soft tissue sarcomas are rare and these metastases are frequently associated with certain histologic subtypes. The survival is believed to be poor if lymph node metastases occur and the potential benefit of lymphadenectomy is unclear.
A Novel Imaging System Permits Real-time in Vivo Tumor Bed Assessment After Resection of Naturally Occurring Sarcomas in Dogs
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) includes complete tumor excision. However, in some patients, residual sarcoma cells remain in the tumor bed. We previously described a novel hand-held imaging device prototype that uses molecular imaging to detect microscopic residual cancer in mice during surgery.
Successful treatment of pathologic femur fractures can preserve a patient’s independence and quality of life. The choice of implant depends on several disease- and patient-specific variables; however, its durability must generally match the patient’s estimated life expectancy. Failures do occur, however, it is unclear which implants are associated with greater risk of failure.
Small recent case series using CT-based navigation suggest such approaches may aid in surgical planning and improve accuracy of intended resections, but the accuracy and clinical use have not been confirmed.