Musculoskeletal Cancer Surgery Treatment of Sarcomas and Allied Diseases
by Martin M. Malawer and Paul H. Sugarbaker
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001

This is the most current surgical text describing and illustrating:

  • step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques for the management of bone and soft-tissue tumors of the extremities
  • shoulder and pelvic girdle sarcomas
  • new, sophisticated, multimodality procedures for truncal and abdominal sarcomas

Many of the procedures described in this text were developed by the authors, Drs. Malawer and Sugarbaker, who have a combined surgical experience of over 50 years. This text has over 400 color illustrations and schematic drawings, in addition to imaging studies and full color intraoperative and clinical photographs.


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Ch. 1:

Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas: epidemiology, radiology, pathology and fundamentals of surgical treatment

Ch. 2:

Biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors Tumors

Ch. 3:

The role of chemotherapy in the treatment of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas

Ch. 4:

Isolated-limb perfusion in the treatment of advanced soft-tissue sarcomas

Ch. 5:

The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas

Ch. 6:

The biology and role of cryosurgery in the treatment of bone tumors

Ch. 7:

Management of abdominopelvic sarcoma

Ch. 8:

Management of truncal sarcoma

Ch. 9:

Overview of resections around the shoulder girdle: anatomy, surgical considerations and classification

Ch. 10:

Overview of pelvic resections: surgical considerations and classification

Ch. 11:

Treatment of metastatic bone disease

Ch. 12:


Ch. 13:

Adductor muscle group excision

Ch. 14:

Quadriceps muscle group excision

Ch. 15:

Resection of the posterior compartment of the thigh

Ch. 16:

Resections in the popliteal fossa and the posterior compartments of the leg

Ch. 17:

Forequarter amputation

Ch. 18:

Above-elbow and below-elbow amputations

Ch. 19:

Anterior flap hemipelvectomy

Ch. 20:

Posterior flap hemipelvectomy

Ch. 21:

Hip disarticulation

Ch. 22:

Above-knee amputation

Ch. 23:

Below-knee amputation

Ch. 24:

Phantom limb pain

Ch. 25:

Review of endoprosthetic reconstruction in limb-sparing surgery

Ch. 26:

Pelvic resections (internal hemipelvectomies)

Ch. 27:


Ch. 28:

Periacetabular resections

Ch. 29:

Proximal and total femur resection with endoprosthetic reconstruction

Ch. 30:

Distal femoral resection with endoprosthetic reconstruction

Ch. 31:

Proximal tibia resection with endoprosthetic reconstruction

Ch. 32:

Fibular resection

Ch. 33:

Proximal humerus resection. The Tikhoff-Linberg procedure and its modifications

Ch. 34:


Ch. 35:

Pain management following limb-sparing surgery

Ch. 36:

Rehabilitation following limb-sparing Surgery

Ch. App A:

Appendix A - Abdominoinguinal incision for the resection of pelvic tumors

Ch. App B:

Appendix B - Canine osteosarcoma

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