214 p. 224 illus., 210 illus. in color. online resource
The management of soft-tissue neoplasms has always had an aura of mystique due to the relative rarity of these lesions in comparison to the more common cancers occurring in man. There are many variations in technique of the operations employed for these tumors as well. In this volume we have illusยญ trated our own personal preferences in approach to soft tissue sarcomas with the hope it will serve as a useful guide to the surgeon who is faced with one or more of these problems. None of the operations depicted in this manual are original with us but they are procedures and approaches we have found effective for the clinical management of this family of tumors. In presenting this volume we wish to acknowledge our gratitude to our surgical teachers, our present and past associates in surgical oncology, our colleagues in the other oncologic disciplines, and our patients whose treatment is illustrated herein. We are indebted to Dr. Saul Kay, Professor of Pathology, and Dr. James Walsh, Associate Professor of Radiology, for providing the illustrations of histopathology and radiologic imaging in the early chapters. We particularly appreciate the superb artwork of our enthusiastic teammates, Trudy Nicholson and Jane Hurd, as their contribution is the crux of our endeavor. Walter Lawrence Jr., M.D. James P. Neifeld, M.D. Jose J. Terz, M.D.
I General Principles -- 1 Soft-Tissue Sarcomas: Etiology, Pathology, and Clinical Features -- 2 Diagnosis and Staging of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas -- II Surgical Treatment of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas in Adults -- 3 Operative Treatment of Soft-Part Sarcomas -- 4 Operations for Sarcomas on the Upper Extremity -- 5 Operations for Sarcomas on the Lower Extremity -- 6 Operations for Sarcomas on the Chest and Abdominal Wall -- 7 Retroperitoneal Sarcomas -- 8 Soft-Tissue Neoplasms of the Head and Neck -- 9 Musculocutaneous Flaps in Reconstruction -- 10 Rehabilitation of the Sarcoma Patient -- III Additional Considerations in Sarcoma Management -- 11 Adjuvant Therapy for Sarcomas in Adults -- 12 Management of Recurrent and Metastatic Sarcomas -- 13 Special Aspects of Childhood Sarcomas