An: 2012, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 15
SECONDARY BONE TUMOURS - OVERVIEW, INCIDENCE AND HISTOPATHOLOGY
Alina Maria Sisu, CodruTa Ileana Petrescu, Loredana Gabriela Stana, Roxana Folescu, A. Motoc - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Victor Babes” Timisoara, Department I - Anatomy and Embryology
SECONDARY BONE TUMOURS - OVERVIEW, INCIDENCE AND HISTOPATHOLOGY (Abstract): Cancer and osseous metastases are highlighted from The Iron Age, 10,000 years BC. From Hippocrates and Galien we have learnt about foetus malignant tumours and carcinoma. Then, 15 centuries later, Le Dran discovered metastases. In the 20 century term ”virus cancer” has been stated. In literature data bone tumours are listed as rarely in incidence. Primary bone tumours are rare, under 0.2% of malignant tumours. In Romania the rate of bone tumours is comparable with the ones from literature data. Specialty literature data reveal that bone metastases appear in 70% of patients with advanced breast or prostate cancer and only 15 29% in patients with other types of cancer: pulmonary carcinoma, colon carcinoma, gastric carcinoma, urinary bladder carcinoma, uterine carcinoma, rectum carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, and renal carcinoma. Metastatic tumours have a great impact, mostly because of the higher incidence in breast cancer in Romania.
Key words: OSTEOSARCOMA, METASTATIC TUMOUR, METASTASES