Michael A. Simon

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Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of bone and patients often develop pulmonary metastases. In order to investigate the pathogenesis of human osteosarcoma, there is a great need to develop a clinically relevant animal model. Here we report the development of an osteosarcoma animal model using three related human osteosarcoma lines, the(More)
In 1982, members of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, representing sixteen centers for the treatment of bone and soft-tissue cancer, compiled data regarding the hazards associated with 329 biopsies of primary malignant musculoskeletal sarcomas. The investigation showed troubling rates of error in diagnosis and technique, which resulted in complications and(More)
In a tri-institutional, retrospective study with long-term follow-up, forty-four patients who had multiple enchondromas were identified. Thirty-seven patients did not have hemangiomas (Ollier disease) and seven did (Maffucci syndrome). Of the thirty-seven patients who had Ollier disease, a low-grade chondrosarcoma developed in four; an astrocytoma, in one;(More)
PURPOSE Treatment in patients with a positive surgical margin after radical retropubic prostatectomy is controversial. Options are observation, radiation therapy and early hormone therapy. Making the appropriate choice should be based on an understanding of the risk of recurrence without treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 1,383(More)
Twenty-four patients were evaluated and diagnosed, between August 1975 and July 1989, as having probable osteoid-osteoma. Fifteen patients had operative treatment (twelve immediate and three delayed); all fifteen had complete relief of pain. The remaining nine patients were treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications; all nine had complete(More)
BACKGROUND Aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign, locally destructive lesion of bone. The rates of local recurrence after curettage have varied widely. Therefore, we performed a retrospective study of patients who had had an aneurysmal bone cyst in order to identify the rate of local recurrence and the prognostic factors related to local recurrence after use of(More)
A retrospective analysis of adult patients who had lymphomatous involvement of bone was done to evaluate the prognostic factors and the oncologic outcome. Between 1984 and 1994, 28 patients (nine women and 19 men) were diagnosed with lymphoma of bone. The median age was 45 years (range, 23-76 years). The median followup was 40.3 months (range, 0.5(More)
We studied the function of twenty-two patients who had had a malignant skeletal tumor adjacent to the knee. An above-the-knee amputation was done in seven; a resection arthrodesis, in nine; and a replacement arthroplasty, in six. The patients all walked at a similar speed (sixty-one to sixty-six meters per minute), which is slower than normal (eighty meters(More)
We reviewed the cases of sixty-two patients who had had a subcutaneous sarcoma to determine the effect of tumor and treatment-related variables on the rates of survival and local recurrence. Fifty-nine (95 per cent) of the patients had had an operation at another hospital before being referred to us. Twenty-nine (47 per cent) of the sixty-two tumors were(More)