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|Title:||Epiphyseal plate involvement in osteosarcoma|
|Authors:||Jesus-Garcia, Reynaldo [UNIFESP]|
Seixas, Maria Teresa de [UNIFESP]
Petrilli, Antonio Sergio [UNIFESP]
Laredo Filho, José [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Citation:||Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, n. 373, p. 32-38, 2000.|
|Abstract:||Fourteen boys (56%) and 11 girls (44%) 4 to 17 years of age (mean, 12.2 years) who had osteosarcoma and open epiphyseal plates were studied. A possible correlation between transepiphyseal spread of osteosarcoma and radiologic and histopathologic findings was investigated. Epiphyseal plate invasion aas detected radiologically in only 11 patients (44%), whereas histopathologic examination showed transepiphyseal extension in 21 patients (84%). The authors conclude that the epiphyseal plate is not a barrier against tumor growth and strongly recommend that limb salvage surgery preserving the epiphysis be planned carefully.|
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