Volume 51, Issue 2 And 3 (1 1993)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1993, 51(2 And 3): 57-65 | Back to browse issues page

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Motamedi M, Jamali Zavareie M. Limb salvage treatment vs. amputation in sarcoma. Tehran Univ Med J. 1993; 51 (2 and 3) :57-65
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-1738-en.html
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Many years ago the treatment of sarcoma was radiotherapy up to 2000-4000 rad. This treatment was very complicated, due to producing neoplasm after radiotherapy. By this method of treatment of osteosarcoma, the rate of survival became about 20% (two years). The second method of treatment was chemotherapy for a period of 2-5 weeks that amputation was performed afterwards. By chemotherapy, the rate of being alive reached up to 25-27% (five years). Right now, the best treatment for sarcoma is limb salvage. In our report, the chance of being alive in chondrosarcoma was about four years. This was nearly the same as that of the other institutes in the world especially in America, Europe, and Japan. The rate of recurrence was also more than that from different parts of the world. The survival rate in osteosarcomatic patients was about two years less for males the females, and it was more in tall people than short ones. The survival rate of the patients with giant cell tumor was more than osteosarcoma up to five years, and it has no recurrence or metastasis
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