Dahlins Bone Tumors 6th Edition by krishnan unni Ebook PDF download
Dahlins Bone Tumors 6th Edition by krishnan unni Ebook PDF download Tumors of bone are among the most uncommon of all types of neoplasms. For instance, it is estimated that 2,900 new sarcomas of bone are recorded in the United States per year.
In comparison, 169,500 new cases of carcinoma of the lung and 193,700 new cases of breast carcinoma are diagnosed. On a numeric basis, obviously, bone tumors are relatively unimportant. However, many of the bone tumors affect young children and are managed by radical surgery, with or without radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which may have signifcant side effects. Most centers do not acquire extensive experience in handling bone tumors. Hence, surgical pathologists in most institutions are not familiar with neoplasms of bone; consequently, a reasonably straightforward diagnosis may be a diffi cult one.
Dahlins Bone Tumors 6th Edition by krishnan unni Ebook PDF download A team approach is necessary in the management of a patient with a bone tumor. Good communication among radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and patholo-gists is important for accurate diagnosis of most of these neoplasms. A pathologist who tries to make a diagnosis on a diffi cult bone lesion without the advantage of information about the clinical and radiographic features is at a distinct disadvantage. Close cooperation of the different specialties with one another ensures that mistakes are kept to a minimum.
The importance of radiographs in the interpre-tation of bone tumors cannot be overemphasized. Radiographs, after all, are the gross representation of the neoplasm.
Dahlins Bone Tumors 6th Edition by krishnan unni Ebook PDF download Although it is important for surgical pathologists dealing with neoplasms of bone to have a rudimentary understanding of the interpretation of radiographs, it is even more important to have a radiologist available who is interested and has enough experience to be helpful. Pathologists with a special
interest in bone tumors may refuse to make a diagnosis on a bone biopsy specimen if the radiographs are
not available for review. This approach is too extreme.