Lester E. Wold

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Oncogenic osteomalacia (OO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome of osteomalacia due to phosphate wasting. The phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor (mixed connective tissue variant) (PMTMCT) is an extremely rare, distinctive tumor that is frequently associated with OO. Despite its association with OO, many PMTMCTs go unrecognized because they are erroneously(More)
BACKGROUND Metaplastic breast cancer is a rare disease with little information available to guide therapy. The goals of this study were to describe the patient characteristics, systemic therapies and clinical outcomes of all patients with primary metaplastic breast cancer treated at Mayo Clinic between 1976 and 1997. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the addition of ifosfamide and/or muramyl tripeptide (MTP) encapsulated in liposomes to cisplatin, doxorubicin, and high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) could improve the probability for event-free survival (EFS) in newly diagnosed patients with osteosarcoma (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Six hundred seventy-seven patients with OS(More)
 The benign vascular tumors of bone represent a diverse group of tumors that can present with a broad spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms. They can also present a significant diagnostic challenge due to their widely variable radiographic imaging and histologic features. Some of the tumors manifest as clearly benign lesions with tissue-specific(More)
The malignant vascular tumors of bone represent an uncommon diverse group of tumors with widely variable clinical and radiographic presentations. Although the radiographic imaging features of the lytic osseous lesions typically seen with this group of tumors are relatively nonspecific, the propensity to develop multifocal disease in an anatomic region is a(More)
A series of 12 surgically treated and pathologically proven cranial chordomas presenting in children and young adults is reviewed. These rare tumors occur in relation to the path of the primitive notochord; four were parasellar, six were mid-clival, and two were inferior clival in location. Pathological evaluation revealed five of the tumors to have a(More)
Parosteal osteosarcoma is an uncommon malignant tumor of bone, and in a review of Mayo Clinic records we identified eleven cases of so-called dedifferentiated parosteal osteosarcoma. Ten of the eleven patients had had a long history of treatment for multiple recurrences of the tumor as a low-grade parosteal osteosarcoma and then for a definite recurrence as(More)
Up to 11% of chondrosarcomas may undergo regional anaplastic change, resulting in a high-grade noncartilaginous sarcoma arising within a typically low-grade chondrosarcoma. Known as dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas, these tumors are highly malignant with a very poor prognosis. The most important factor affecting survival is an accurate preoperative(More)
Hemangioendothelial sarcoma of bone is a rare tumor. A series of 112 cases was studied to define the clinical and pathologic features of this disease. Of the various histologic features evaluated to define the ones most significant prognostically, the histologic grade of the lesions was the single feature that correlated best with disease-free survival. In(More)