Approach to Tumors I

Approach to Tumors I - How to Investigate a Musculoskeletal...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
How to Investigate a Musculoskeletal Malignancy Frank O’Dea December 19, 2002
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Introduction Primary Musculoskeletal tumors arise from tissue of mesenchymal origin (ie. bone, muscle, connective tissue, adipose.) These primary tumors may spread to other sites, usually other bones or lung. Secondary bone tumors arise from a host of other tissues and in the appropriate age category must be looked for.
Background image of page 2
Introduction The work-up of any tumor must be thought of in terms of Local disease and Systemic disease. By doing so you will have a sensible approach to determining the ultimate pathologic diagnosis and the extent of the disease in the body.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Problem: A Lump in the Bone History Cause : Age, Age, Age, smoking, cancer, family history. Systemic : sweats, wt loss, fever, cough, hemoptesis, other lumps. Local : pain, nerve, lump, time frame .
Background image of page 4
The Problem: A Lump in the Bone Physical: Systemic: General physical, focus on the Benzene ring and sites of possible
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

Page1 / 16

Approach to Tumors I - How to Investigate a Musculoskeletal...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online