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Bone and soft tissue tumours

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Second edition

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780192628114
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0018
Bone and soft tissue tumours

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This chapter discusses tumours and malignancies occurring in the bones and soft tissues. These are common in children and rare in adults. Bone and soft tissue tumours may occur at any age; however, certain types of tumour follow a recognized pattern. Bone and soft tissue tumours grow and infiltrate locally, and they commonly affect the lungs via blood-borne metastasis. These tumours have great implications for the extent of local treatment required and the probability of local recurrence. Topics covered are the common symptoms associated with these tumours, such as pain, fungation and haemorrhage, as well as the management and treatment procedures that alleviate these.

Keywords: bones; soft tissues; bone tumours; soft tissue tumours; fungation; haemorrhage

Chapter.  2882 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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