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99MTc diphosphonate bone scan if the lesion is located near a bone or if metastases to a bone are suspected. 6. Angiography (not used very frequently today, but may be useful in defining the location of the blood vessels and their encasement by a tumor prior to surgical resection). 7. ) to help rule out abscess, granuloma, metabolic disease, lymphoma, etc. Magnetic resonance imaging has been one of the most valuable of the newer techniques in the assessment of soft tissue tumors (see Chapter 2).
Principles of Surgical Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas Henry J. Mankin, Dempsey S. Springfield, and Mark C. Gebhardt Introduction Soft tissue tumors are uncommon and in fact, by standards of many other afflictions and ills of the species, do not constitute a major health hazard in any country. S. S. ). Despite their infrequency, the tumors of the somatic soft tissues hold a certain fascination for the orthopedist and surgical oncologist, since unlike adenocarcinomas of the breast or squamous cell carcinomas of the lung, which are limited to one anatomical site and have fairly stereotypic clinical presentations, tumors of soft tissue represent a truly remarkable panoply of histologic diagnoses, clinical presentations, and biologic behaviors - so extraordinary in some cases that defining (and naming) the lesion can occupy as much (or more) time as treating it!
A final consideration is the performance of the "excisional" biopsy rather than the "incisional" one advocated by those who perform either the conventional or needle biopsies described above. As a general rule, performing an excisional biopsy without a definitive diagnosis introduces two hazards: underestimating the extent of a malignant tumor and hence undertreating it; and overestimating the extent of a benign lesion and thus overtreating it. Many surgeons consider this technique appropriate for very small superficially placed lesions or for tumors that on imaging studies are thought to be clearly benign.