Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors

Matthew T Wallace, MD, MBA; Frank J Frassica, MD
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A quick-reference handbook with more than 100 figures, charts, and images, Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors provides a wide-ranging overview of musculoskeletal tumors for the practicing clinician. 

From a pathological fracture in the emergency department to a soft tissue tumor in the clinic, musculoskeletal tumors present in clinical practice yet receive minimal exposure in training. Edited by Drs. Matthew T. Wallace and Frank J. Frassica, Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors provides readers with concise recommendations for their encounters with diseases including:
  • Latent bone lesions and active and aggressive benign bone lesions
  • Osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and primary lymphoma of bone
  • Myeloma and metastatic bone disease, chondrosarcoma, osteochondroma, multiple hereditary exostoses, Ollier disease, and Mafucci syndrome
  • Benign soft tissue tumors, including lipomatous tumors, nerve sheath tumors, and myxoid, fibrous, and vascular lesions
  • Soft tissue sarcomas, including undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, liposarcomas, synovial sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and epithelioid sarcoma
  • Anatomic-specific considerations, including intra-articular lesions and hand, foot, and spine tumors
Written for primary care providers, practicing orthopedists and surgeons, residents and students in training, physician assistants, and nurses and nurse practitioners, Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors is a practical guide to help practitioners recognize and diagnose suspicious lesions, order appropriate testing, and facilitate prompt referrals to trained musculoskeletal oncologists when appropriate for additional management.
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Section I: Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Tumors
Chapter 1: Clinical Presentation of Bone Tumors 
Chapter 2: Clinical Presentation of Soft-Tissue Tumors
Chapter 3: Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging of Tumors
Chapter 4: Biopsy
Chapter 5: Tumor-Mimicking Lesions—Tumor Simulators

Section II: Pediatric and Young Adult Bone Tumors
Chapter 6: Latent Bone Lesions in Children 
Chapter 7: Active and Aggressive Benign Bone Lesions in Children and Young Adults
Chapter 8: Bone Malignancies in Children and Young Adults

Section III: Bone Tumors in Older Adults 
Chapter 9: Myeloma and Metastatic Bone Disease
Chapter 10: Bone Sarcomas in Adults, Chondrosarcoma and Chondrogenic Tumor Syndromes

Section IV: Soft-Tissue Tumors 
Chapter 11: Benign Soft-Tissue Tumors
Chapter 12: Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

Section V: Anatomic-Specific Considerations 
Chapter 13: Intra-Articular Lesions
Chapter 14: Spine Tumors
Chapter 15: Tumors of the Hands and Feet


“This is a great, easy-to-use handbook for practicing clinicians to use in evaluating and clarifying the probable diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumors and when to refer.”
© Doody’s Review Service, 2020, Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)

About the Editors

Matthew T. Wallace, MD, MBA is an orthopaedic oncologist with the National Center for Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center. After undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, he completed his medical degree at Emory University, Masters in business administration and orthopaedic surgery residency at George Washington University, and fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Wallace’s research efforts and publications are focused on bridging specialist oncology practices with generalists in the community to promote safer clinical practices. Dr. Wallace is a passionate educator of students and physicians and a highly popular lecturer at the regional and national levels.

Frank J. Frassica, MD, is a world leader in teaching the concepts of oncology. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and 5 books. He received the American Orthopaedic Association Distinguished Educator Award. He gives review courses both nationally and internationally.