Local adjuvants for benign aggressive bone tumors

Maximilian Martinez, John Hwang, Kathleen S. Beebe

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Benign aggressive bone tumors include giant cell tumors, chondroblastomas, unicameral bone cysts, and aneurysmal bone cysts. They are neoplasms that rarely metastasize but may be locally aggressive and frequently recur. Treatment formerly included wide resection but now increasingly involves curettage to preserve the involved limb and prevent surgical complications. Local adjuvants are used to expand the zone of tumor death and lower recurrence rates. Here, local adjuvants are discussed, including their mechanism, use in studies, and related complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


  • Benign aggressive bone tumor
  • Local adjuvant
  • Surgical treatment


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