Pelvic reconstruction after subtotal sacrectomy for sacral chondrosarcoma using cadaveric and vascularized fibula autograft

Christopher C. Gillis, John T. Street, Michael C. Boyd, Charles G. Fisher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

A novel method of spinopelvic ring reconstruction after partial sacrectomy for a chondrosarcoma is described. Chondrosarcoma is one of the most common primary malignant bone tumors, and en bloc resection is the mainstay of treatment. Involvement of the pelvis as well as the sacrum and lumbar spine can result in a technically difficult challenge for en bloc resection and for achievement of appropriate load-bearing reconstruction.

After en bloc resection in their patient, the authors achieved reconstruction with a rod and screw construct including vascularized fibula graft as the main strut from the lumbar spine to the pelvis. Additionally, a cadaveric allograft strut was used as an adjunct for the pelvic ring. This is similar to a modified Galveston technique with vascularized fibula in place of the Galveston rods. The vascularized fibula provided appropriate biomechanical support, allowing the patient to return to independent ambulation. There was no tumor recurrence; neurological status remained stable; and the allograft construct integrated well and even increased in size on CT scans and radiographs in the course of a follow-up longer than 7 years. (http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2014.6.SPINE13657).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-627
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Sacral
  • Sacrectomy
  • Spine oncology
  • Spinopelvic reconstruction
  • Vascularized autograft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pelvic reconstruction after subtotal sacrectomy for sacral chondrosarcoma using cadaveric and vascularized fibula autograft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this