Summary of Department
We examine and treat patients with bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities and trunk wall. Soft tissue refers to the muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves and other connective tissue elements of the body. Malignant bone and soft tissue tumors are classified as sarcomas.
In our department, we attempt to provide an accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. Bone and soft tissue tumors are very difficult to diagnose because of their rarity and wide variety of pathologic diagnoses, often delaying the application of the most suitable treatment. We perform a careful search of each patient’s clinical history and signs as well as conduct imaging and biopsies in collaboration with radiologists and pathologists.
Amputation was historically considered the mainstay of surgical treatment for extremity sarcoma; at present, however, more than 80% of such patients are able to undergo limb-sparing surgery.