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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 10

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Interesting host-tumour interactions involved in invasion and metastasis will be described. Also how we describe the point on the journey the tumour has reached (stage) and how much further it is likely to go (prognosis). We will also describe the methods used to judge how quickly the tumour is travelling along the pathway (grade).

Behaviour of Tumours 1

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Male age 15

Tissue: Bone

This teenager noticed a lump over the proximal left tibia following a football injury. At first, it was treated as 'bruising' but subsequently the lump rapidly enlarged and he developed a throbbing pain in the area. X-rays confirmed the presence of a tumour and he underwent amputation.

Amputation specimen showing a large haemorrhagic tumour in the upper tibia. Posteriorly it has invaded through the periosteum to involve muscle and fat.


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