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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia

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FREITAS, Rosyane Rena de et al. Hemipelvectomy: Erasto Gaertner Hospital's experiences with 32 cases in 10 years. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2010, vol.45, n.4, pp.413-419. ISSN 0102-3616.

OBJETIVE: To review the experience of the Erasto Gaertner Hospital with hemipelvectomies of surgeries over a period of 10 years. METHODS: A retrospective study of 32 patients who underwent hemipelvectomy in Erasto Gaertner Hospital from 1998 to 2008, assessing clinical and surgical characteristics. RESULTS: Of 32 patients, 15 were female and 17 male. The mean age was 37.94 years. Eight cases showed involvement of the neurovascular bundle: 3 were located in the iliac and extended to the thigh, 2 were in the acetabulum and extended to the thigh and 3 were in the acetabulum and pubis. One involved the iliac-femoral vessels: one in the pubic ramus. Seven cases of chondrosarcoma and 4 cases of Ewing's sarcoma represented the majority. Eight underwent external hemipelvectomy and 24 underwent internal hemipelvectomy (11 were type I; 4 were type II; 2 were type II + III; 3 were type III and 4 were type IV). Of these 24 cases, 13 were without reconstruction, 10 were with a fibular graft and 1 was with an iliac-femoral vein and artery prosthesis. Twenty-six surgeries were curative and 6 palliative. There were 14 deaths. Survival of 2 and 5 years were seen in 11 and 10 cases, respectively. Six cases have less than 2 years of surgery. Three cases were lost during follow-up. CONCLUSION: The study shows the experiences of an exemplary oncology service, specializing in highly complex surgical treatment.

Keywords : Hemipelvectomy; Pelvic neoplasms; Pelvis.

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