Title

Postoperative Tumor Imaging

Authors

Authors

L. W. Bancroft

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Semin. Musculoskelet. Radiol.

Keywords

Postoperative; MRI; musculoskeletal; tumor; SOFT-TISSUE TUMORS; BONE-TUMORS; SARCOMA; RECONSTRUCTION; RESECTION; EXCISION; ROTATIONPLASTY; REPLACEMENT; AMPUTATION; SURGERY; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging

Abstract

Accurately interpreting the imaging findings in patients with prior musculoskeletal tumors can be difficult. Because most patients have anatomical changes related to surgery in addition to postradiation and postchemotherapy changes, the radiologist must systematically and critically evaluate all available radiographs, sonograms, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans to best differentiate normal posttreatment changes from residual or recurrent musculoskeletal tumor. Comparison with presurgical and postsurgical imaging is very important to detect subtle nodular tumor recurrence. Because postoperative fluid collections are relatively common, the radiologist must be vigilant for any nodular-enhancing foci that are actually residual or recurrent tumor.

Journal Title

Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology

Volume

15

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

425

Last Page

437

WOS Identifier

WOS:000294650200009

ISSN

1089-7860

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