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Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh: Need for angiography in the developing countries

Author(s): Adigun Ismaila | Rahman Ganiyu | Ogundipe Kolawole

Journal: Annals of African Medicine
ISSN 1596-3519

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Angiography | sarcoma

Background: Soft tissue sarcomes (STS) are relatively rare tumors that are seldom seen in many surgical practices. In the developing countries, most patients present lately to the tertiary center either because of poverty, ignorance, or poor management by the primary health workers that first come into contact with these patients. Methods: We bring you five patients with large STS thighs that were managed by unity between the years 2005 and 2007. Results: Three of these patients are deceased, and one of the two surviving patients has amputation below the knee. The two surviving patients lost view after 3 months. Conclusion: Although angiography has been relegated to the background by the advent of modern techniques such as tomography imaging by computer (CT) and imaging by magnetic mirroring (IRM), in the developing countries angiography remains important as one prι-opιratoire of surgical guide in the thigh STS.
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