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Annals of African Medicine
Annals of African Medicine Society
ISSN: 1596-3519
Vol. 9, No. 1, 2010, pp. 39-43
Bioline Code: am10009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Annals of African Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2010, pp. 39-43

 en Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh: Need for angiography in the developing countries
Adigun, Ismaila Abiona.; Rahman, Ganiyu Adebisi. & Ogundipe, Kolawole Olubunmi.

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Angiography, sarcoma

 
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