Bone tumours

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Bone tumours
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2010-11-05 23:16:51
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  1. Name 2 features of benign bone tumours and 3 features of malignant bone tumours.
    • Benign: well-demarcated, sclerotic surrounding bone
    • Malignant: ill-defined border, mottled, Codman's triangle
  2. Name 3 types of benign bone lesions.
    • Osteochondroma
    • Osteoid osteoma (common 50yo+)
    • Non-ossifying fibroma (children, femur/tibia)
  3. Describe the clinical picture of osteosarcoma.
    • 75% occur in children
    • M > F
    • 60% occur in knee
    • Rapidly worsening pain +/- fever & swelling
    • Raised ALP
  4. Describe the clinical picture of Ewing's sarcoma.
    • 1-20yo common
    • M >F
    • Lower extremities
    • Pain, swelling, fever
    • Raised ESR
    • Highly malignant - metastasise early
  5. Describe the clinical picture of giant cell tumour.
    • 20-40yo common
    • Knee, distal radius
    • Pain / pathological fracture
    • Locally invasive and potentially malignant

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