Current Concepts of Diagnosis and Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Hans K. Uhthoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. W. F. Enneking
    Pages 1-21
  3. V. L. Fornasier
    Pages 23-27
  4. T. D. Brower
    Pages 29-32
  5. F. R. Eilber, E. Caulkins
    Pages 47-54
  6. R. Kloiber
    Pages 55-60
  7. K. E. Kuettner, B. U. Pauli
    Pages 61-65
  8. T. Vizkelety, L. Kéry, Z. Csató
    Pages 81-94
  9. R. D. T. Jenkin
    Pages 95-102
  10. H. Strander, T. Aparisi, L.-Å. Broström, S. Einhorn, S. Ingimarsson, U. Nilsonne et al.
    Pages 119-130
  11. F. R. Eilber, J. Mirra, J. Eckardt, E. Caulkins
    Pages 131-138
  12. A. Gross, N. Mckee, I. Farine, A. Czitrom, F. Langer
    Pages 163-174
  13. M. Campanacci, F. Gherlinzoni, P. Picci
    Pages 175-185
  14. F. H. Sim, E. Y. S. Chao, J. O. Galente
    Pages 187-195

About these proceedings

Introduction

During the past decade, the prognosis of bone and soft tissue tumors has improved considerably. This progress has not only been due to improved therapeutics and diagnostic methods but also due to a team approach now universally adopted. Comparison of results, possible today, were hampered in the past by lack of a clinically relevant staging system and definitive treatment proto­ cols. The complexity of the therapeutic management of bone tumors re­ quires a constant exposure to tumors, highly skilled diagnostic tech­ niques, and specialized expertise. It is therefore not surprising to learn that small and medium-sized hospitals embarking on the diagnosis and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors are generally less success­ ful than better equipped major centers. This fact has already been recognized by most physicians and surgeons who now refer their patients to specialized oncologic centers. Nevertheless, they all have to know the present state of the art. This symposium was therefore mostly addressed to them. This international symposium, organized by the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, and cosponsored by the Association des Chirurgiens Orthopedistes du Quebec, was held in Ottawa from May 12-14, 1983. Each of the 40 presentations clearly demonstrates that disregard for proper staging before initiation of treatment and omission of a clearly defined treatment protocol is definitely unacceptable in view of the knowledge we have acquired.

Keywords

Geschwulst Grading Staging biopsy bone cell chemotherapy classification interferon metastasis oncology pathology surgery transplantation tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans K. Uhthoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedics, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of OttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69210-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69212-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69210-9
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