Tumor 239 articles
Image-guided needle biopsies are commonly used to diagnose musculoskeletal tumors, but nondiagnostic (ND) results can delay diagnosis and treatment. It is important to understand which factors or diagnoses predispose to a ND result so that appropriate patient education or a possible change in the clinical plan can be made. Currently it is unclear which factors or specific lesions are more likely to lead to a ND result after image-guided needle biopsy.
Chondrosarcomas of the spine constitute 4% to 10% of all primary spinal bone tumors and approximately 70% of the cases occur during the second or third decade of life. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a rare aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma. The prognosis of mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is usually poor with a tendency for late local recurrence and metastasis.
Osteoid osteoma has a nidus surrounded by sclerotic bone with a size usually less than 20 mm. Its diagnosis is made on typical presentation of nocturnal pain and imaging findings. Excision of the niduses, which are often small and difficult to precisely identify, sometimes may result in resection of surrounding normal bone. Minimally invasive percutaneous treatments have been used to try to minimize resection of normal bone. Although minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation generally relieves pain, its ability to relieve pain is less well known in locations other than lower extremity long bones.
Intercalary Allograft Reconstructions Using a Compressible Intramedullary Nail: A Preliminary Report
Although intercalary allograft reconstructions are commonly performed using intramedullary devices, they cannot generate compression across host-allograft junctions. Therefore, they sometimes are associated with gap formation and suboptimal healing conditions.
A hemosiderotic fibrohistiocytic lipomatous lesion, also called hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor, is a rare and recently described fibrolipomatous entity. Initially considered the result of a reactive inflammatory process from trauma or vascular disease, newer evidence suggests it may be neoplastic in origin.
The low aggressiveness of Grade I chondrosarcomas is compatible with conservative surgical treatment.
Technical errors during navigation-assisted bone tumor resection may occur by: (1) incorrect registration of images and corresponding anatomic points of bone sent to the navigation system; and (2) incorrect fusion of two or more images that have been transported to the navigation system.