Primary bone and soft tissue tumours: Role of SPECT

Shalini A. Amukotuwa, Stephen M. Schlicht

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In the management of primary musculoskeletal tumours, distinguishing benign from malignant is imperative. In cases of suspected sarcoma, histological confirmation of malignancy and determination of subtype prior to definitive surgery is imperative. Advances in operative techniques and neoadjuvant therapy have resulted in improved outcomes for patients, permitting limb-sparing surgery, with better functional results and decreased morbidity. The implementation of appropriate therapy and operative planning is dependent upon precise preoperative diagnosis, localisation and staging, with imaging and preoperative biopsy forming the cornerstone of this process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadionuclide and Hybrid Bone Imaging
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783642024009
ISBN (Print)3642023991, 9783642023996
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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