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Title Pediatric bone sarcomas : epiphysiolysis instead of excision / editors, José Cañadell, Mikel San-Julian ; foreword by Franklin H. Sim
Published London : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 152 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Treatment of pediatric bone sarcomas / Luis Sierrasesúmaga-Ariznabarreta and Moira Garraus -- Molecular biology of pediatric bone sarcomas / Ana Patiño-Garcia, Marta Zalacain-Diez, and Fernando Lecanda -- Surgical options for limb salvage in immature patients with extremity sarcoma / Mathew J. Most and Franklin H. Sim -- Location of sarcomas within bone : the growth plate / Francisco Forriol, Mikel San-Julian, and José Cañadell -- A histological study of the barrier effect of the physis against metaphyseal osteosarcoma / Miguel Angel Idoate, Enrique de-Alava, Julio de Pablos, Maria Dolores Lozano, Jesús Vazquez, and José Cañadell -- Growth plate involvement in malignant bone tumours : relationship between imaging methods and histological findings / Jesús Dámaso Aquerreta, Mikel San-Julián, Alberto Benito, and José Cañadell -- Imaging-based indications for resection with epiphyseal preservation / Mikel San-Julian and José Cañadell -- Conservation of the epiphysis while removing metaphyseal bone tumours : epiphysiolysis before excision / José Cañadell, Mikel San-Julian, Jose A. Cara, and Francisco Forriol -- Clinical results / Mikel San-Julian and José Cañadell -- Other techniques for epiphyseal preservation / Mikel San-Julian -- Questions and answers / Mikel San-Julian
Summary Pediatric Bone Sarcomas: Epiphysiolysis before excision addresses malignant bone tumours by focusing upon physeal distraction (epiphysiolysis) before excision. This technique has long been used by the authors of this book in preserving the joint in metaphyseal bone tumours in children. They are subsequently now sharing their knowledge and experience with all those in the field of orthopedic surgery. In the last 30 years, the outcome for patients affected by malignant bone tumours has improved dramatically. Better knowledge of the disease, improved imaging methods, new surgical techniques and particularly the advent of chemotherapy have brought about increasing success in this field. Preserving the life of these patients 30 years ago was the only aim of physicians. Now, survival rates have increased and the new challenges posed to the surgeon are on preserving the limb and its function, whilst avoiding complications. 30 years ago joint preservation close to the bone tumour was unheard of. More recently, this is a desire and possible outcome common to everyone who treats these patients. Targeted primarily towards orthopedic surgeons and pediatric oncologists this book will also be of interest to all those in the fields of orthopedics, oncology, pediatrics and surgery
Analysis orthopedie
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Osteosarcoma in children -- Treatment
Children -- Diseases.
Osteosarcoma -- surgery
Bone Neoplasms -- surgery
Epiphyses, Slipped -- surgery
Limb Salvage -- methods
children (people by age group)
Children -- Diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Cañadell, José.
San-Julian, Mikel.
ISBN 9781848821309