Bone Metastases

Medical, Surgical and Radiological Treatment

  • Dominique G. Poitout

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Histology and Experimental Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Garbe-Galanti
      Pages 3-14
  3. Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. M. Panuel, Ph. Petit, F. Portier, Ch. Chagnaud
      Pages 17-28
  4. Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. F. Duffaud, P. Fumoleau, R. Favre
      Pages 31-42
    3. Th. Dorval
      Pages 43-48
    4. F. Duffaud, R. Favre
      Pages 49-54
    5. M. Tubiana-Hulin, P. Soulié
      Pages 55-71
    6. Ph. Hernigou
      Pages 73-78
  5. Radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Th. Pignon, E. Cretel, P. Juin
      Pages 81-87
    3. Th. Pignon, P. Juin, Y. Glard, D. G. Poitout
      Pages 89-93
  6. Surgical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. D. G. Poitout, P. Tropiano, B. Clouet D’Orval, B. Ripoll, Y. Glard
      Pages 97-100
    3. R. Louis, Ch. Louis, R. Aswad, P. Tropiano
      Pages 101-113
    4. C. S. B. Galasko, J. B. Spilsbury
      Pages 115-128
  7. Medico-social Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. D. Chevassut
      Pages 131-143
  8. Pain Relief

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. M. Baciuchka-Palmaro, J. L. Mouysset, D. Spiegel
      Pages 147-155
    3. D. G. Poitout
      Pages 157-157
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 159-162

About this book


This book will be an introduction to bone metastases for orthopaedic surgeons. It covers the basic principles of surgery in bone cancer; radiographic imaging of skeletal metastases; classification; medical treatment; radiotherapy; surgical treatment, incidence and pain relief.
Steady progress in diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer in the last decade has dramatically changed the prognosis of cancer patients, significantly improving their overall survival rate and quality of life.
Some haematologic malignancies that involve bone may be cured with systemic chemotherapy or radiotherapy, but for most patients with bone metastases, pain relief is the goal of therapy.
Bone Metastases - Medical, Surgical and Radiological Treatment is written by a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide comprehensive coverage of metastatic bone disease.
Dominique G. Poitout is Professor of Surgery and Head of Orthopaedic Department at North Hospital, Marseille, France


bone metastases bone-metastatic tumours orthopaedics surgery of bone cancer bone breast cancer cancer chemotherapy classification diagnosis imaging immunotherapy metastasis pain quality of life radiotherapy surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominique G. Poitout
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de TraumatologieCentre Hospitalier Nord, Chemin des BourrelyMarseille Cedex 20France

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