2009, pp 285-345
Date: 16 May 2009

The Surgical Pathology of Bone Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions

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Primary bone tumors, especially malignant ones, are rare and so unfamiliarity on a day-to-day basis with the various entities adds to the difficulty with their diagnosis and management within the entire clinical team including the surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, and internist or medical oncologist. This chapter takes an overview of the most important of the benign and malignant primary bone tumors. A section on differential diagnosis is included to help the surgical pathologist in diagnosis. This chapter emphasizes a good coordination with radiologists, clinicians, and pathologists to come to the correct diagnosis.