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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1995 Aug;9(4):719-31.

Surgical management of primary bone sarcomas.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA.


Effective chemotherapy regimens have changed the nature and scope of surgical management of primary sarcomas of bone. Limb-salvage surgical procedures are performed in the majority of patients without a significantly increased risk of local tumor relapse. Advances in technology have expanded the options available for skeletal reconstruction. End-result analyses have helped refine the application of this technology to maximize function. Further advances are necessary to maintain function in the long term.

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