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MULLER, Daniel Curvello de Mendonça et al. Hemipelvectomy in the treatment of chondrosarcoma of the acetabulum dog. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.5, pp. 1218-1222. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782010000500036.
Hemipelvectomy is the removal of part of the pelvis and is indicated for the surgical treatment of malignant tumors. This study presents the case of a canine patient with recurrent chondrosarcoma, submitted to hemipelvectomy with limb amputation. The report aims to highlight the importance of surgery in the treatment of radial bone chondrosarcoma, addressing a viable and unconventional alternative for patients suffering from tumors in the pelvis, which against the extension of the lesion may be misdiagnosed as intractable cancer. After the partial hemipelvectomy with amputation of the limb the animal satisfactory returned to ambulation without difficulty in supporting or alteration in balance.
Keywords : neoplasm; pelvis; cancer surgery; dogs.