Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgery

Musculoskeletal tumours are found in soft tissue or bone and can be

benign

or

malignant.

An

X-ray or

MRI

is necessary to confirm the presence of a

tumour

and a

biopsy

of the tumour will determine whether it is benign or malignant. If cancerous a team of specialists including

oncologists

and

musculoskeletal oncologist surgeons

assess the tumour and advise on treatment, which may be surgical removal.

Limb salvage surgery

removes the cancerous tissue and retains as much surrounding tissue as possible.

Amputation

removes a part or all of an arm or leg if the tumour is large or is connected to nerves and blood vessels.

Chemotherapy

or

radiation therapy

is often used in conjunction with surgery to cure the patient.

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