The five presenting complaints of musculoskeletal tumours

According to Levesque et al in their excellent book “A clinical guide to Primary Bone Tumours”, the five ways in which patients with musculoskeletal tumours present are:

  1. A soft tissue mass
  2. A painless bony mass
  3. A bone tumour as an incidental finding
  4. A painful bone lesion
  5. A pathological fracture
The approach to each clinical scenario has a different emphasis.
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