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Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery Referrals

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Physicians’ Referral Guide for the referral of Musculoskeletal Tumors

Please contact our referral concierge, Cathie Passero, RN at our Fairfax Office who can assist your patient throughout the process, including gathering old records, imaging studies and pathology slides, if needed.

Adults and Children with any of the following:

  1. Enlarging mass in the extremities
  2. X-ray showing bone lucency
  3. MRI reading with possible bone or soft tissue tumor
  4. Persistent, unexplained musculoskeletal pain and any X-ray abnormaltiy

If yes, these steps are recommended before referral:

  • For bone lesions: X-ray
  • For soft tissue lesions: MRI with IV contrast
  • No biopsy

Cancer patients with any of the following:

  • Destructive bone metastases, especially near the hip
  • Fracture

 If yes, these steps are recommended before referral:

  • X-ray