Approach to Tumors II-1

Approach to Tumors II-1 - How to Approach Bone Tumors Frank...

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How to Approach Bone Tumors Frank O’Dea December 20, 2002
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Introduction If you try to look at hole/abnormality in bone without a system then you will get lost! Once you have a system that works and apply it every time then the diagnosis becomes self apparent or at the very least a rational plan of attack develops.
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Don’t think like a shot gun!!!! Think of the age of the patient. Think of where the abnormality is …. or isn’t. Think of the tissue categories of tumors. Think in terms of benign, benign aggressive or malignant.
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Tumor Tissue types Metastatic 90% Hematologic (Myeloma, Lymphoma, Leukemia 5%) Primary Mesenchymal Tumors 5%
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Primary Bone Tumors Osteogenic Fibrous Chondroid Lipomatous Other *****These are the broad categories******
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Osteogenic Benign: Osteoma, Osteoid Osteoma, Bone Islands Benign Aggressive: Osteoblastoma Malignant: Osteogenic Sarcoma
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Fibrous Tumours Benign: Fibrous Cortical Defect, Non-Ossifying
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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.

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