Surgical Treatment of Hemophilic Pseudotumors

  • Federico Fernández-Palazzi
  • Salvador Rivas


In order to understand what a hemophilic pseudotumor is we refer the reader to the introduction of our previous chapter (Chapter 32), where a definition, the difference between a cyst and a pseudotumor, the pathology, evolution, diagnosis, and proposed treatments are explained. In this chapter we will deal only with those pseudotumors that, because of their size, cannot be treated percutaneously and require open, usually extensive, surgery


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Suggested Readings

  1. Gilbert MS (2000) Surgical management of the adult haemophilic blood cyst (pseudotumour). In: Rodriguez-Merchan EC, Goddard NJ, Lee CA (eds) Musculoskeletal. Aspects of Haemophilia Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd, 92–96Google Scholar
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  3. Sagarra M, Lucas M, de la Torre E et al (2000) Successful surgical treatment of haemophilic pseudotumour, filling the defect with hydroxyapatite. Haemophilia 6:55–56PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Fernández-Palazzi
    • 1
  • Salvador Rivas
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopedic Unit National Hemophilia Treatment CentreMunicipal Blood Bank of CaracasCaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Orthopedic UnitNational Hemophilia CentreCaracasVenezuela

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