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TitleBone Metastases [electronic resource] : Medical, Surgical and Radiological Treatment / edited by Dominique G. Poitout
ImprintLondon : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2002
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Descript XXVII, 162 p. 44 illus. online resource


This book will be an introduction to bone metastases for orthopaedic surgeons. It covers the basic principles of surgery in bone cancer; radiographic imaging of skeletal metastases; classification; medical treatment; radiotherapy; surgical treatment, incidence and pain relief. Steady progress in diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer in the last decade has dramatically changed the prognosis of cancer patients, significantly improving their overall survival rate and quality of life. Some haematologic malignancies that involve bone may be cured with systemic chemotherapy or radiotherapy, but for most patients with bone metastases, pain relief is the goal of therapy. Bone Metastases - Medical, Surgical and Radiological Treatment is written by a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide comprehensive coverage of metastatic bone disease. Dominique G. Poitout is Professor of Surgery and Head of Orthopaedic Department at North Hospital, Marseille, France


1 Histology and Experimental Study -- 1 Pathology of Bone Metastatic Tumours -- 2 Identification -- 2 Radiographic Imaging of Skeletal Metastases -- 3 Medical Treatment -- 3 Chemotherapy -- 4 Immunotherapy -- 5 Biphosphonates -- 6 Hormonal Therapy -- 7 Cement-Containing Antimitotics -- 4 Radiotherapy -- 8 Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Bone Metastases -- 9 Radiosurgical Treatment of Bone Metastasis of the Limbs -- 5 Surgical Treatment -- 10 Surgery for Bone Metastasis of the Limbs -- 11 Surgical Treatment of Vertebral Metastases -- 12 Treatment of Secondary Spinal Tumours -- 6 Medico-social Aspects -- 13 Caring for Cancer Patients -- 7 Pain Relief -- 14 Therapeutic Approaches to Bone Cancer Pain -- Conclusion

Medicine Radiotherapy Oncology Orthopedics Surgery Medicine & Public Health Surgical Orthopedics Oncology Surgery Radiotherapy


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