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The clear demarcation with marginal scle- the metaphyses buy provera 10 mg otc women's health foxboro, the chondroblastoma is primarily always rosis and the lobular structure are typical observed in the epiphyseal area 2.5mg provera amex women's health center westwood. AP x-ray (a) and sagittal MRI (b) of the left knee of a 15-year old girl with chondroblastoma in the lateral femo- ral condyle. Such a finding should not be confused with a case of osteochondrosis a b dissecans ( Chapter 3. AP and lateral x-rays (a) of the left knee of a 16-year ary aneurysmal bone cyst. By comparison with adults, the giant cell tumors and enchondromas in particular are underrepresented in 3 children and adolescents (⊡ Table 3. In contrast with the situation for the proximal femur, solitary bone cysts hardly ever affect this area. In general, the ratio of benign to ma- lignant tumors in the statistical data for our register tends to favor the malignant type, since many benign tumors neither need to be biopsied nor treated and therefore do not appear in the statistics. Proximal tibia and fibula For the most part, the same tumors form on the proximal lower leg as on the distal femur (⊡ Table 3. They can almost always be diagnosed reliably on the basis of a plain x-ray. Non-ossifying bone fibromas are even more frequently encountered in the proximal tibial metaphysis ⊡ Fig. AP and lateral x-rays of the left knee of a 11-year old girl than in the distal femur. Giant cell tumors and fibrous with an aneurysmal bone cyst in the tibial shaft dysplasia are also slightly more common here. This is a particularly typical site for the rare chondromyxoid fibroma. On the other hand, giant cell tumors are rare compared to their frequency of occurrence in adults [24, 29]; this also applies to the enchondroma. Here, too, many more benign tumors occur in this part of the body, in absolute terms, than would be suggested by the statisti- cal records. Tibial shaft Tumors in the tibial shaft are fairly rare (as generally applies for diaphyses). In addition to osteoid osteomas, enchondromas, aneurysmal bone cysts (⊡ Fig. A condition that particularly affects the tibial shaft is osteofibrous dyspla- sia according to Campanacci (⊡ Fig. AP and lateral x-rays of the left knee of a 7-year old girl shaft area [5, 32, 42] ( Chapter 4. This condition with an osteofibrous dysplasia (Campanacci) of the proximal tibia can sometimes be confused with the malignant adaman- tinoma, which also occurs almost exclusively at this site ( Chapter 4. Malignant tumors Patella Distal end of the femur Tumors on the patella are very rare. We have only encoun- The distal femoral metaphysis is the classical site of the tered 11 cases. The literature primarily primary bone tumor can also occur here, they are fairly describes chondroblastomas and giant cell tumors, while rare in children and adolescents. AP x-ray and MRI (a) of a 16-year old girl with an osteosarcoma in the area of the distal femoral metaphysis. The knee is the second most frequent site Tumors that are particularly common in adults include for the latter condition after the finger joints. Although parosteal or periosteal osteosarcoma (in contrast with these involve benign changes they can cause major treat- the classical high-grade osteosarcoma, these are weak- ment problems. Popliteal cysts are very typical and com- ly malignant tumors), chondrosarcoma and malignant mon tumor-like lesions in children. Popliteal The distribution of malignant tumors in the proximal cysts should not be confused with Baker cysts, which lower leg is also similar to that in the distal femur. The form as an excrescence of the joint capsule in internal classical osteosarcoma dominates in children and ado- knee lesions associated with degenerative changes in lescents, while all of the other malignant tumors rarely the knee. Large popliteal cysts can sometimes prove slightly irksome, but disappear spontaneously, at the lat- Tibial shaft est by the completion of growth. Malignant tumors occur less commonly in the shaft Of the malignant soft tissue tumors, the rhabdomyo- area compared to the metaphysis.

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They are usually detected on clini- cal examination as they produce a palpable protuberance over the bone 2.5 mg provera visa womens health physical therapy. AP x-ray and MRI scan of a large chondroblastoma in the periosteally located tumor shows the signal pat- medial femoral condyle of a 15-year old boy tern of cartilaginous tissue ( Chapter 4 10mg provera otc pregnancy hospital bag. Consequently, it can be difficult to differentiate possess a wide, and occasionally slightly eosinophilic, between a periosteal and a juxtacortical chondrosar- cytoplasm with clearly discernible cell boundaries that coma. The tumor should be removed by marginal often look as if they have been drawn in with a fine resection. This tumor is also relatively clearly demar- hood or adolescence and that is usually located only cated and located in the epiphyses and metaphyses, in the epiphyses. This tumor is fairly rare and occurs predominantly dur- Other important differential diagnoses are the clear ing the second decade of life. The male:female distribu- cell chondrosarcoma, which also tends to be located in tion is 2:1. A chondroblastoma is almost always located the epiphyses, and the classical chondrosarcoma. Another Clinical features important possibility to consider in the differential Chondroblastomas generally cause pain which, although diagnosis of chondroblastoma of the femoral head not particularly intense, tends to be almost constant- is Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease ( Chapter 3. Chondroblastomas in the epiphyses near the collapsing of the femoral head is not a feature of the knees can cause palpable swellings if they are off- chondroblastoma, the distinction is readily possible, center. Growth a rule, the tumor is not very large, but can extend into disorders can occur if the chondroblastoma penetrates the metaphysis. Because of its epiphyseal of its high cell content and abortive matrix forma- location, a wide or en-bloc resection of this locally expan- tion, the tumor’s signal pattern on the MRI scan is sively growing tumor is not usually possible. Accordingly, not wholly typical of cartilaginous tissue ( Chap- a complete curettage with burring of the tumor wall is ter 2. Desmoplastic fibroma ▬ Radiographic findings: An oval osteolytic area sur- This is an intramedullary tumor that corresponds histo- rounded by sclerosing is visible in the vicinity of the logically to an aggressive fibromatosis of the soft tissues metaphysis. It shows aggressive local growth, can internal demarcations develops at a later stage. The MRI scan shows a signal pattern that is typical of car- tumor does not affect one sex more than the other, usu- tilage tissue ( Chapter 2. Pain occurs occasionally, and the diagnosis is the vicinity of the septa, and always including giant often made only after a pathological fracture. Radiologically, a geographically configured area of ▬ The most important differential diagnosis is chon- osteolysis, which can cause the bone to swell up con- drosarcoma. The polycyclic appearance of the tumor siderably, surrounded by a thin sclerotic border. As long as the tumor appears tumor has a polycyclic margin and may be trabecu- to be unilocular, confusion with a giant cell tumor is lated by residual bone projections. A wide, or at least marginal, resection of- show chromosome aberrations (trisomies 8 and 20) fers the best guarantee of freedom from recurrences. There are also microscopic similarities with fi- While an intralesional curettage is possible in excep- brous dysplasia and the highly differentiated central tional cases, it must be performed very carefully in osteosarcoma. Isolated cases of malig- Differential diagnosis: The tumor must be differenti- nant change have been reported. The minimum Benign fibrous histiocytoma requirement, therefore, is a marginal, or prefera- Very rare fibrohistiocytic tumor in the epiphyses and bly a wide en-bloc resection. Large tumors requiring diaphyses of long bones, although it can also occur in the corresponding defect bridging are usually involved ribs, the pelvis and the clavicle. Malignant change has not been de- involved, the diaphysis or metaphysis is also invariably scribed. The bone scan usually shows in- Intraosseous hemangiomas consist of accumulations of creased activity since this tumor grows faster than a differently structured (capillary/cavernous) blood vessels. They are very common in the spine, but extremely rare in ▬ Histologically the structure of the tumor is reminiscent the long bones. Hemangiomas in the spine invariably re- of a non-ossifying bone fibroma (NOF, see chapter on main asymptomatic, and they are almost always painless tumorlike lesions below) and indistinguishable from when they occur in the long bones. While neurofibromas in bone almost always occur in They can also be very variable in terms of size and connection with neurofibromatosis ( Chapter 4. They can occur sionally rather prominent and »epithelioid«, endothe- in the periosteum, where they lead to a lenticular exca- lium. Round, osteolytic foci can also be 4 Differential diagnosis: Diagnosing a hemangioma observed centrally.

The cal factor as no actual immune defect has been detected child is mobilized if at all possible (even if an infusion in the described cases provera 10mg visa womens health garcinia cambogia scam. If the lower extremities are affected the pain and tenderness at various sites and signs of general patient is mobilized on crutches without weight-bearing 5 mg provera free shipping women's health big book of exercises uk. MRI scans can be arranged to establish whether abscesses or Chronic aggressive osteomyelitis/sclerosing osteo- sequestra have formed. Treatment consists of high-dose myelitis of Garré (see below) antibiotic administration. Foci with major accumulations Chronic (recurrent) multifocal osteomyelitis of pus and/or necrosis must be surgically evacuated. Only (CRMO), SAPHO syndrome (see below) very early and adequate treatment will be able to prevent defective healing in this form of osteomyelitis. Etiology Neonatal osteomyelitis As with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis, the bacteria The clinical findings in neonates differ markedly from spread through the circulation to the metaphyses. But in those in older children, primarily because of the specific the primary chronic form a different relationship appears circulatory circumstances at the metaphyseal/epiphyseal to exist between the immune response and the pathoge- level with much more plate-crossing vessels, the different nicity of the organisms. This results in an initial local re- pathogen spectrum and the immune system, which is still striction of the inflammation, possibly with encapsulation developing in the neonate. The situation is aggravated by of the focus without abscess formation and generalized the patient’s inability to communicate. The subsequent course of the illness evated ESR are often absent in the neonate, which can lead appears to be characterized by immunological factors to misinterpretations. Particular attention must therefore that are still not fully understood. On the one hand, the be paid to indirect signs: low mobility of the affected osteomyelitis can heal spontaneously without any type of extremity with evasive movements (»Pseudoparalysis«), late sequelae. On the other, it may lead to multifocal in- sensitivity to touch, stretch position, diminished general flammatory metastases and a chronic course without any condition, swelling and redness usually indicate that pus detectable pathogen. Because of the anatomi- around 30% of cases of chronic unifocal osteomyelitis, cal circumstances in the neonate, extensive destruction, and their spectrum roughly corresponds to that of acute penetration of pus into the joints with definitive damage hematogenous osteomyelitis. The spectrum of the pathogens is much more variable in Clinical features, diagnosis the neonate than in older children. The clinical features of primary chronic osteomyelitis are highly variable and fairly non-specific. A »pseudo« Spondylodiscitis or mini-trauma will often draw attention to the sub- The diagnosis of purulent spondylitis or spondylodiscitis threshold pain that had already been present. Abdominal signs and symptoms can be the onset is usually insidious, occurring over several misinterpreted as appendicitis, and hip and thigh pain weeks or even months. Except in cases with spontaneous or difficulties in walking can also occur as predominant healing, the symptoms usually increase steadily, but not features. Localized pain on percussion and tenderness and dramatically, which often means that diagnostic inves- an extended spinal posture are indicative of the condition. As with Further details on diagnosis and treatment can be found acute hematogenous osteomyelitis, the primary chronic in chapter 3. Since a generalized re- Chronically progressing bacterial inflammation of the action of the body to the illness is usually lacking, the bone, which is not based on external causes and which diagnosis focuses primarily on local factors. This consists of immobilization, possibly ▬ Brodie abscess (= metaphyseal intraosseous accompanied by the administration of anti-inflammatory abscess formation without any preceding acute drugs. If an osteolytic focus is discovered then primary chronic osteomyelitis) a biopsy is indicated – as if a pathological change had ▼ already been visible initially. If there is the least suspi- otic treatment may be supplemented by an opera- cion of a malignant tumor on the basis of the radiographic tion. In primary chronic osteomyelitis the reverse findings, the usual tumor investigations with CT, MRI and is the case. The preoperative laboratory tests (differential blood count, ESR, C-reactive Follow-up management protein, immunoserology) supplement the diagnosis but Every child will require functional follow-up manage- are not specific.

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