Orthopaedic Oncology Division

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Roberto Biagini

 Clinical Activities

The Orthopaedic Oncology Division deals with musculo-skeletal or orthopaedic oncology, which is the treatment of primary and secondary tumors of the bone and soft tissue. It is a complex field that has a strong technological impact, which in addition to the Orthopaedic Surgeon often requires the collaboration of many colleagues both in the medical (Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Medical Nuclear ...) as well as in the surgical field (Surgeon General, Thoracic, Vascular, Neurosurgeon, ... ).
It also requires the experience of anatomy pathologists and physician-radiologists. The combination of these diverse expertise and skills is assured by the multidisciplinary nature present in IRE aimed at treating Cancer Patients.



Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Giovanni Meogrossi
E-mail: meogrossi@ifo.it 
Tel.  +3906.52662928
Fax. +3906.52662929

Case Manager of osteo-oncologyand sarcomas  
Wioletta Faltyn

Tel. 06 5266 3070  

 Medical Visits/Exams

All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures carried out in primary or secondary musculo-skeletal bone tumors and soft tissue of the limbs, pelvis, sacrum or spine include:

- biopsies
- curettage
- Vertebral stabilizations
- Resections and reconstructions with traditional or modular prosthesis
- Bone grafts
- Muscle-skin flaps
- Vascularized fibula (in collaboration with Plastic Surgeons).


 Where/How to gain access to the Division

First outpatient visits and controls:
On Mondays from 8:30 to 13:00: Neoplasia musculoskeletal benign and low-grade sarcoma surgery
On Wednesdays from 8:30 to 14:00: Multidisciplinary Outpatient Sarcomas
On Fridays from 8:30 to 13:00: Ambulatory Multidisciplinary Osteoncology Care (secondary skeletal involvement)

Ordinary Admissions
This type of admission is done only after patients have been visited by one of the medical doctors from the Orthopaedic Oncology Division

Day Surgery and Day Hospital
This type of admission is only carried out after patients have been visited by one of the medical doctors from the Orthopaedic Oncology Division

Musculoskeletal Tumour Association - RUKIJE A ray of sunshine
Italian Osteoncology Society: www.osteoncology.it


 Telematics Consultin

Area Reserved exclusively to Medical Staff only

Dear Visitor,
You have entered an area EXCLUSIVELY reserved to Medical Staff.
Those who continue to use this page, must self-certify to hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, be a qualified Medical Professional, and also be duly registered on the accredited Board of Medical Doctors.
Dear Colleagues,
You can freely access this WEB page via the online counseling service run by Medical Doctors of the Orthopaedic Oncology Division at Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome.

The service is in its initial phases of activation, where substantial changes may be made in its development.
For technical/organizational reasons, it may be temporarily suspended.
By clicking on the Contacts button an email page will be displayed allowing you to enter a text and add an attachment.

These emails will be read each week on Mondays and Wednesdays. You will be sent a reply within 24/48 hours. The more complicated cases will need to be discussed at the department meeting (with radiologists, Anatomy pathologists, medical oncologists, radiotherapists, ...) that is carried out on Monday afternoons (except on public holidays). Therefore, in this case, replies will be sent after the meeting. For urgent queries please contact the Medical Department at 06-52665812.

When answering your email queries, it will be taken for granted that the Applicant has both a clear theoretical and practical understanding of the basics in Musculoskeletal Oncology (mastery of surgical techniques) unless otherwise stated. Thus incase otherwise, the Applicant is kindly asked to specify their level of experience in this field.
Based on the type of queries requested our feedback will be given as advice/procedural guidelines. If you receive differing opinions, you are advise to look for a second opinion in another center specializing in Musculoskeletal Oncology in Italy.

An accurate and specific response will be given based on the features of the clinical/instrumental profile and on the documentation submitted. Indeed, a final assessment will require the patient to undergo a medical visit. To refer patients please check out how to make medical appointments Division of Surgery (Mondays and Wednesdays) from "Booking Info" on the Home Page IFO.

Listed below are some tips for case descriptions:
- Previous major diseases, known malignancies, allergies
- Symptoms and their evolution (especially symptoms of pain when present)
- Complete medical history and current patient profile
- Relevant laboratory tests
- essential radiography Imaging of the lesion
- radiographs
- ultrasounds
- TC
- RM
- Scintigraphy
Any second-line tests such as arteriography, PET,
Please document the "history" of the disease via radiographic imaging by attaching repeated examinations performed over time.

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