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Differential Diagnosis in Orthopaedic Oncology PDF free download – In particular, further technological advances in the field of radiology, mainly technical improvements in orthopaedic imaging of bone and soft tissue tumors using positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (thin-section CT and 3-D CT studies), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as wide use of enzyme histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and genetics (flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular cytogenetics) in pathology, prompted the need for a new edition of this book. The title has been changed to Differential Diagnosis in Orthopaedic Oncology, and although the main emphasis is on lesions of the bones and joints, some of the soft tissue tumors have also been included (the scope of this text precluded discussion of all the soft tissue tumors). A new co-author has been added; he is Gernot Jundt, M.D., Professor of Pathology at the Bone Tumor Reference Center of the Institute of Pathology, University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Jundt is a panelist of the Working Group of the World Health Organization (WHO), the body that, in 2002, revised the old classification and proposed a new classification of several tumors of soft tissue and bone. This addition guarantees inclusion of the most upto-date information on histopathologic classification and differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal lesions. As in the first edition, the thrust of this text is facilitation of the complex differential diagnosis of bone and joint tumors and tumor-like lesions that confronts the radiologist, pathologist, and orthopaedic oncologist. Again, the emphasis is on radiologic and histopathologic approaches to the same lesion, because the differential diagnosis of a given tumor considered by the radiologist may vary from that considered by the pathologist. The text provides an overview of the diverse radiologic and histopathologic appearances of benign and malignant musculoskeletal lesions, including typical and atypical features. Each chapter presents information concerning clinical presentation of the lesion, imaging techniques and radiologic features, histopathology, and radiologic and pathologic differential diagnosis. Pathology sections stress the use of immunohistochemistry and genetics as they are applied to differential diagnosis. As in the previous edition, the chapters are richly illustrated with radiographs, CT and MR images, photomicrographs in color, and schematic drawings. Important diagnostic features are provided in concise tables, and a summary of differential diagnoses (both radiologic and pathologic) is included at the end of each section in the form of a schematic drawing that also depicts the less likely possibilities not discussed in the text.