The treatment of benign giant-cell tumors varies, but the physician in charge has at his disposal the means of establishing an accurate diagnosis, following which a choice of methods is determined by the condition of the patient, the site (Fig.9) and size of the lesion, the degree of joint damage, fracture, and the perforation or non-perforation and penetration of periosseous tissues.
Surgery has demonstrated its ability to cope with the majority of giant-cell tumors and, in the hands of the experienced, has proved its value in bringing about a high percentage of cures. Roentgen therapy has a definite place in the treatment, and in the future, the author believes, will be found of increasing value.
In this report of sixty-one cases, the lack of surgical complications, the duration of life after operation (ten and three-tenths years), and the high percentage of satisfactory results would indicate that cooperation between the clinician, the roentgenologist, the pathologist, and the surgeon makes possible the accurate diagnosis and cure of most benign giant-cell tumors of bone.
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