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October 1945

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1944 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONSIII. TUMORS OF BONE AND OF SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE

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ROCHESTER, MINN.

Arch Surg. 1945;51(3):181-188. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1945.01230040188008
Abstract

A. Classification of Tumors of Bone.  —Brachetto-Brian38 presents a classification adopted by the "Comité para el Estudio de los Tumores Oseos" of the Associación Argentinade Cirugía. He discusses various phases and believes that the classification should be based on the type of tissue affected, since different cells would originate different neoplasms. The classification is as follows:

B. Lesions Simulating Neoplasms of Bone.  —Echternacht39 presents a case of hemophilia in which the patient injured the tibia. Following the injury, there was tumefaction, with roentgenographic evidence of destruction of bone suggestive of a malignant lesion. Roentgen therapy was given, and later amputation was done through the knee joint, followed by hemorrhage and fatal termination.Friedman40 presents 4 cases of neurofibromatosis with involvement of bone. In 1 case, material obtained for biopsy from the medullary canal of the femur contained neurofibromatous tissue. He suggests that there is normally some

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