Surgical treatment of bone tumours in Hungary

M. Szendroi, T. Vizkelety, I. Antal, V. Loon

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A retrospective clinical review of 28 low- and 47 high-grade bone tumours, managed by limb salvage operations, was performed in the Orthopaedics Department of the Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest. The mean follow-up period was 37.2 months. Ten bone tumours were classified as stage I/A, 18 as I/B, 16 as II/A and 31 as II/B. The overall 3 years survival rate was 97% in low-grade bone tumours, 84% in osteosarcomas and 50% in Ewing's sarcomas. Local recurrences were observed in 14%. Tumour prostheses were implanted in 25 patients (33%); 2 complications in this material were seen. In 50 patients resection and reconstruction with autografts or allografts were performed; 13 complications (26%) were registered in 9 patients. These results suggest that limb salvage is an acceptable method in selected cases of early recognized bone tumours which respond well to the chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalActa Orthopaedica Iugoslavica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Hungary
  • bone tumors
  • limb salvage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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