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Case report. The clinical management of osteodystrophy and pathological fractures in a Capuchin monkey (Cebus sp).

Authors
  • F M Loew
  • L I Hurov
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1969
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Education
  • Medicine
License
Unknown

Abstract

.org Page ( 1 ) AAOS does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specifi c orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS “Find an Orthopaedist” program on OrthoInfo.org. Copyright ©1995-2013 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Bone Tumor A tumor is a lump or mass of tissue that forms when cells divide uncontrollably. A growing tumor may replace healthy tissue with abnormal tissue. It may weaken the bone, causing it to break (fracture). Most bone tumors are noncancerous (benign). Some are cancerous (malignant). Benign tumors are usually not life-threatening. Malignant tumors can spread cancer cells throughout the body (metastasize). This happens via the blood or lymphatic system. Description Cancer that begins in bone (primary bone cancer) is diff erent from cancer that begins somewhere else in the body and spreads to bone (secondary bone cancer). The four most common types of primary bone cancer are: Multiple Myeloma Multiple myeloma is the most common primary bone cancer. It is a malignant tumor of bone marrow. Multiple myeloma aff ects approximately fi ve to seven people per 100,000 each year. According to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, more than 56,000 Americans are living with the disease each year. Most cases are seen in patients between the ages of 50 and 70 years old. Any bone can be involved. Osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma is the second most common bone cancer. It occurs in two or three new people per million people each year. Most cases occur in teenagers. Most tumors occur around the knee. Other common locations include the hip and shoulder. Ewing’s Sarcoma Ewing’s sarcoma most commonly occurs between 5 and 20 years of age. The most common locations are the upper and lower leg, pelvis, upper

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