Gillian L. Cribb

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This study examines the presentation, management and outcomes of a series of 10 patients with giant lipomatous tumours (defined as greater than 5 cm diameter) of the hand and forearm who presented to our orthopaedic oncology service. All patients underwent local staging and were discussed at our multidisciplinary tumour meeting prior to definitive surgery.(More)
To examine factors which affect local recurrence of osteoid osteomas treated with percutaneous CT-guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation. A prospective study was carried out on 45 patients with osteoid osteoma who underwent percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation with a minimum follow-up of 12 months There were seven local recurrences (16%); all(More)
We have treated 15 patients with massive lumbar disc herniations non-operatively. Repeat MR scanning after a mean 24 months (5 to 56) showed a dramatic resolution of the herniation in 14 patients. No patient developed a cauda equina syndrome. We suggest that this condition may be more benign than previously thought.
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare benign disease of the synovium of joints and tendon sheaths, which may be locally aggressive. We present 18 patients with diffuse-type PVNS of the foot and ankle followed for a mean of 5.1 years (2 to 11.8). There were seven men and 11 women, with a mean age of 42 years (18 to 73). A total of 13 patients(More)
To assess the safety and effectiveness of image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RF ablation) in the treatment of chondroblastomas as an alternative to surgery. Twelve patients with histologically proven chondroblastoma at our institution from 2003 to date. We reviewed the indications, recurrences and complications in patients who underwent RF ablation.(More)
We evaluated the oncological and functional outcome of 27 patients who had limb salvage for a soft-tissue sarcoma of the foot or ankle between 1992 and 2007, with a mean follow-up of 7.5 years (1.05 to 16.2). There were 12 men and 15 women, with a mean age at presentation of 47 years (12 to 84). Referrals came from other hospitals for 16 patients who had(More)
Objective. To evaluate rise in impedance during percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRFTC) of osteoid osteomas as a predictor of local recurrence. Design and Patients. A prospective study of 23 patients (24 PRFTC procedures) with minimum of 2.25-year followup (average 3.3 years). Average age 19.6 years (range 4-44), sex ratio 15 : 8 (male :(More)
Periarticular bone metastasis may be treated with endoprosthetic reconstruction. The extensive surgery required may not, however, be appropriate for all patients. Our aim was to establish whether locking plates provide good functional outcomes and a durable construct when used in the management of metastatic disease. Prospective data collection was(More)
Myxoid liposarcomas (MLS) are a subgroup of soft-tissue sarcomas which have a propensity for extra-pulmonary metastases. Conventional radiological staging of soft-tissue sarcomas consists of chest radiographs (CXR) and thoracic computed tomography (CT) for possible chest metastases, supplemented by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for local disease. The(More)
Assessment of the extent of tumours using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the basis for bone resection in limb-salvage surgery. We aimed to compare the accuracy of T1-weighted MRI and STIR sequences in measuring the extent of proximal femoral tumours, using the macroscopic specimens as the gold standard for comparison. We compared single coronal(More)