Tumour-like Lesions—- Are We Over Treating Them?

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 3-8 | Dominic Puthoor, Dijoe Davis

Authors: Dominic Puthoor [1], Dijoe Davis [1].

[1] Department of Orthopedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Dominic Puthoor,
Orthopedic Oncologist, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
E-mail: dkputhur@gmail.com


Introduction: Tumour-like lesions of the bone is area frequently used term but has have not yet been clearly defined. There are no definite guidelines available for their management. The present study was aimed to evaluate the tumour-like lesions and their management.
Case Report: A total of 164 cases of tumour-like lesions managed by the senior author in a Cancer Institute during the past three decades were systematically analyzed. By and large non-aggressive and non-operative treatment was given in all conditions. Outcome of conservative management of tumour-like lesions was very encouraging on long-term follow-up .
Conclusions: Most of the cases with lesser interventions produced better results. They need to be treated only if they are symptomatic or likely to produce a pathological fracture. Even in such situations, one need not take a radical approach.
Keywords: Tumour-like lesions, Cystic lesions, Fibrous lesions.


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How to Cite this article: Puthoor D, Davis D. Tumour-like Lesions—- Are We Over Ttreating Them?. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-Apr 2019;5(1): 3-8.

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