About this book
to the first edition (1990) This is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary author. Mario Campanacci first pub lished three volumes on musculoskeletal neoplasms and other tumor-like processes in bone and soft parts in Italian in 1981-1985. This book is an update and expansion of that book, published for the first time in English. In this book Dr. Campanacci brings to the readers the vast experience in musculoskeletal oncology of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna where he has been head of the Oncology Unit for many years. As such, he has had at his dis posal the patient records, radiographs and pathologic material dating back to 1905. In fact, a visitor to the Institute will be shown the radiograph made of the first tumor case on record- that of a giant cell tumor of the distal femur. The wealth of clinical material that has been ac cumulated at the Rizzoli Institute, with exquisite documentation and maintenance is a unique resource and testimonial to not only the author but his predecessors. Under Campanacci' s leadership, the Institute has provided care to the majority of patients with neoplasms through out Italy. Over the past two decades a treatment team with extraordinary ability in radiology, imaging, pathology, chemotherapy, as well as orthopedic surgery has been assembled.
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