Simple radiographic parameter predicts fracturing in metastatic femoral bone lesions: results from a randomised trial.

@article{Linden2003SimpleRP,
  title={Simple radiographic parameter predicts fracturing in metastatic femoral bone lesions: results from a randomised trial.},
  author={Yvette M. van der Linden and H. M. Kroon and Sander P. D. S. Dijkstra and Judith J Lok and E. M. Noordijk and Jan Willem H. Leer and Corrie A. M. Marijnen},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={21-31}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In the randomised Dutch Bone Metastasis Study on the palliative effect of a single fraction (SF) of 8 Gy versus six fractions of 4 Gy on painful bone metastases, 14 fractures occurred in 102 patients with femoral metastases. Purpose of the present study was to identify lesional risk factors for fracturing and to evaluate the influence of the treatment schedule. MATERIAL AND METHODS Pretreatment radiographs of femoral metastases were collected. Three observers separately… CONTINUE READING

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