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A system for the surgical staging of musculoskeletal sarcoma

Lookup NU author(s): Craig Gerrand, Dr Kenneth RankinORCiD


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© 2014 Springer-Verlag London. All rights are reserved. This paper proposes a system for the surgical staging of musculoskeletal sarcomas based on the grade of the tumour, its anatomical site and the presence or absence of metastases. There are three stages: I-low grade; II-high grade and III-presence of metastases. These are then divided by (a) whether the tumour is confi ned within an anatomical compartment, or (b) whether the tumour has extended beyond its compartment of origin or if it is lies within ill-defi ned fascial planes and spaces. Operative margins are defi ned as intralesional, marginal, wide, or radical depending upon where the plane of resection passes relative to the tumour, its reactive zone and the boundaries of the anatomical compartment. The system therefore defi nes stages with prognostic and surgical signifi cance and which can inform treatment.

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Author(s): Gerrand CH, Rankin K

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Classic Papers in Orthopaedics

Year: 2014

Pages: 487-488

Print publication date: 20/01/2014

Online publication date: 07/12/2013

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Springer-Verlag London Ltd

Place Published: London


DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-5451-8_127

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781447154518