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AP Xray after chemotherapy
The AP shows the typical sunburst appearance in the soft tissue adjacent to bone
Biopsy done, Staged Grade 2A - patient then absconded and only returned to hospital once the tumor was in an advanced stage.
By this time lesion was large and had caused a flexion contracture of the L knee.Contrast these pictures to the size of the tumor on the previous page.
Treatment Chemotherapy and AK Amputation done.
In South Africa patients often persent late with their tumours and for a patient to abscond before treatment is completed, is not uncommon. Our rural patients frequently consult traditional healers first, and only present to the conventional medical system, once these healers fail to produce a cure.