By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Oncology Week -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology. According to news reporting from Guangdong, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To report the outcomes of computer-aided resection and endoprosthesis design for the management of malignant bone tumors around the knee. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data were input into computer software to produce three-dimensional (3D) models of the tumor extent."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from General Hospital, "Imaging data was then used to create a template for surgical resection, and development of an individualized combined allogeneic bone/endoprosthesis. Surgical simulations were performed prior to the actual surgery. This study included 9 males and 3 females with a mean age of 25.3 years (range, 13 to 40 years). There were 9 tumors in the distal femur and 3 in the proximal tibia. There were no surgical complications. In all cases pathologically confirmed clear surgical margins were obtained. Postoperative radiographs showed the range of tumor resection was in accordance with the preoperative design, and the morphological reconstruction of the bone defect was satisfactory with complete bilateral symmetry. The mean follow-up time was 26.5 months. Two patients died of their disease and the remaining are alive and well without evidence of recurrence. All patients are able to ambulate freely without restrictions. At the last follow-up, the average International Society of Limb Salvage score was 25.8 (range, 18 to 27), and was excellent in 8 cases and good in 4 cases."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Computer-aided design and modeling for the surgical management of bone tumors and subsequent limb reconstruction provides accurate tumor removal with the salvage of a maximal amount of unaffected bone and precise endoprosthesis reconstruction."
For more information on this research see: Computer-aided resection and endoprosthesis design for the management of malignant bone tumors around the knee: outcomes of 12 cases. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2013;14():1-9. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders can be contacted at: Biomed Central Ltd, 236 Grays Inn Rd, Floor 6, London WC1X 8HL, England. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmusculoskeletdisord/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.W. Ding, Gen Hosp Guangzhou Command PLA, Dept. of Overseas Chinese, Guangzhou 510010, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include G.W. Yu, Q. Tu, B. Liu, J.J. Shen, H. Wang and Y.J. Wang (see also Oncology).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Oncology, Guangdong, Angiology, Hematology, Bone Tumors, Bone Research, Endoprosthesis, People's Republic of China
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