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PURPOSE To define prognostic factors for response and long-term outcome for a wide spectrum of osteosarcomas, extending well beyond those of the typical young patient with seemingly localized extremity disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 1,702 consecutive newly diagnosed patients with high-grade osteosarcoma of the trunk or limbs registered into the(More)
One hundred twenty-two patients with tuberculous or pyogenic spondylitis were investigated retrospectively. Patient histories, laboratory tests, and radiographic findings were compared statistically between the two groups. Significant differences were calculated for the interval between onset of symptoms and diagnosis, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mean(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim with this study was to establish the prevalence of flat foot in a population of 3- to 6-year-old children to evaluate cofactors such as age, weight, and gender and to estimate the number of unnecessary treatments performed. METHODS A total of 835 children (411 girls and 424 boys) were included in this study. The clinical diagnosis of(More)
Between 1982 and 1989, 100 primary lower limb reconstructions were done using the Kotz Modular Femur Tibia Reconstruction System after resection of a malignant tumor. In 32 patients a proximal femur prosthesis was implanted, in 40 patients a distal femur prosthesis was implanted, in 19 patients a proximal tibia component was implanted, in four patients a(More)
From December 1979 to August 1982 158 patients were registered for an adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) study COSS -80. To compare the effect of cisplatin (CPL) to that of the drug combination bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, and dactinomycin (BCD), patients were randomized to receive either drug(s) within a course of sequential multidrug CT including doxorubicin and(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the low incidence rate, the optimal strategy for the treatment of patients with spinal osteosarcoma is unknown. METHODS Twenty-two patients with osteosarcoma of the spine (15 with tumors of the sacrum and 7 with tumors at other sites) who received chemotherapy according to the Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group protocol were analyzed.(More)
PURPOSE Cooperative Ewing's Sarcoma Study (CESS) 86 aimed at improving event-free survival (EFS) in patients with high-risk localized Ewing tumor of bone. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 301 patients recruited from January 1986 to July 1991 (60% male; median age 15 years). Tumors of volume >100 mL and/or at central-axis sites qualified patients for "high(More)
BACKGROUND In an effort to intensify osteosarcoma therapy, systemic ifosfamide was added pre- and postoperatively to an already aggressive three-drug regimen. In a subgroup of patients, loco-regional treatment intensification was attempted by using the intraarterial route to give cisplatin. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients < or = 40 years at diagnosis of a(More)
We treated 106 patients with a peripheral osteoid osteoma by conventional surgical methods; 81 had curettage and 25 en-bloc resection. The rate of local recurrence after curettage was 12% and after en-bloc resection 4.5%. Postoperative fractures were observed in 3% after curettage and in 4.5% after en-bloc resection. We compared our findings with those(More)
PURPOSE To define patients and tumor characteristics as well as therapy results, patients with pelvic osteosarcoma who were registered in the Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group (COSS) were analyzed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-seven patients with a high-grade pelvic osteosarcoma were eligible for this analysis. Fifteen patients had primary metastases.(More)