We reviewed 277 patients with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) treated between 1975 and 1995 to study the incidence, distribution, time of appearance, and radiological findings of skeletal metastases.
Of these, 28 (10.1%) had metastases within a mean period of 18.6 months after admission.
The incidence of skeletal metastases differed among the histological subtypes of sarcoma ; alveolar soft-part sarcoma, dedifferentiated liposarcoma, angiosarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma tended to show higher incidences.
The regional bones close to the primary tumour were affected in 13 (46.4%) of the 28 patients, and the axial bones in 18 (64.3%). Radiologically, the metastatic bony lesions predominantly showed osteolytic changes, and there were pathological fractures in 21 of 44 lesions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sarcome, Partie molle, Complication, Métastase, Système ostéoarticulaire, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Symptomatologie, Radiographie, Exploration, Tumeur maligne, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sarcoma, Soft tissue, Complication, Metastasis, Osteoarticular system, Human, Epidemiology, Incidence, Symptomatology, Radiography, Exploration, Malignant tumor, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Radiodiagnosis
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Code Inist : 002B15C. Création : 19/12/1997.