Intermediate results and functional evaluation of limb-salvage surgery for osteosarcoma: an intergroup study in Japan.

@article{Tomita1989IntermediateRA,
  title={Intermediate results and functional evaluation of limb-salvage surgery for osteosarcoma: an intergroup study in Japan.},
  author={K Tomita and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={71-6}
}
This is a 2-7-year follow-up report by 21 institutes in Japan concerning limb-salvage surgery for osteosarcoma. Between 1980 and 1985, 248 patients with osteosarcoma were treated, and 105 patients had limb-salvage surgery. The percentage of cases treated by limb-salvage surgery increased with each year. The cumulative survival rate was 71% at 5 years in the limb-salvage group, and in the amputation group it was 46%; this indicates that cases for limb-salvage patients, tumor resection was… CONTINUE READING