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Journal Abstract
Surgical treatment of chondrosarcoma with massive bone destruction
Daniel Kotrych, Andrzej Bohatyrewicz, Dariusz Larysz, Paweł Ziętek, Michał Kędzierski, Konrad Dobiecki, Andrzej Gusta
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2005; 7(5):486-490
ICID: 443392
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 6.66
Abstract provided by Publisher
Background. The purpose of the study is to present the results of surgical treatment of chondrosarcoma in patients with massive bone destruction.
Material and methods. Surgical treatment involved 10 male patients with chondrosarcoma of pelvis (4 cases), shoulder (4 cases), femur (1 case) and ankle (1 case). We performed the following surgical procedures: complete resection without reconstruction, resection with arthroplasty, resection with bonegraft, amputation or disarticulation.
Results. Surgical resection without reconstruction was done in 6 patients. Cemented hip and shoulder arthroplasties were performedin 2 patients. Resection en bloc and bone graft was used in one patient. Amputation of the upper limb was performed in one case due to the enormous size of tumor. None of the patients had perioperative complications. Good outcome and no sign of recurrence was seen in 8 cases. One patient had local recurrence and had to be reoperated 6 months after surgery and another one died 12 months following surgery due to lung metastases.
Conclusion. The surgical techniques we used allowed most patients to preserve the limb and its function. The apropriate surgical treatment may be one of the most important factors determining good prognosis in chondrosarcoma.

ICID 443392
PMID 17611440 - click here to show this article in PubMed

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