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March 24, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(12):994-995. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690390100018

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The Congress of Orthopedics  The Società italiana di ortopedia held recently its eighteenth congress in Bologna, in the quarters of the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.

THE TREATMENT OF BONE TUMORS  The main topic on the program, "The Treatment of Bone Tumors," was presented by Professor Putti and Dr. Camurati. The speakers emphasized that the chief problem is that of diagnosis. The factors involved are of a clinical, histologic and radiographic order. For early diagnosis the radiographic method is the most important. Of great clinical importance are the topography of the neoplasm and its course of development. Osteosarcomas simulate often inflammatory types or dystrophic processes. Operations performed in the Istituto Rizzoli have revealed only three cases of endothelioma, which have been described by Dr. Faldini. The osteosarcomas are distinctly malignant. The best therapeutic measure thus far is, when possible, early amputation of the limb. There is no great difference between the results

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