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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

Print version ISSN 0100-6991On-line version ISSN 1809-4546

Abstract

ESHKENAZY, Rony; CORREA, Danton Spohr  and  LOPES, Ademar. Tikhoff-linberg operation for the treatment of locally advanced chondrosarcoma of the scapular girdle region. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2003, vol.30, n.3, pp.241-243. ISSN 1809-4546.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912003000300013.

Chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasia that most of the time affects young adults. Its location is preferentially the pelvic and scapular girdle and surgery is its treatment of choice. There are no role for chemo or radiation therapy, because of their low index of response. We describe a case of a 45 year-old male patient with an extensive low grade right umerus chondrosarcoma. In spite of the local extension, there was no invasion of the shoulder neurovascular structures. Treatment proposed was the Tikhoff-Linberg procedure, and the operation was performed with success, with no complications. Free margins were obtained. The patient is now on two years follow-up with no evidence of recurrent disease and is able to drive, fish and carry packs. He can not abduct his arm, but he could not do that even before surgery, due to severe pain. We believe this is an excellent conservative approach to such tumors, that otherwise would require a forequarter amputation, and strongly recommend the technique.

Keywords : Chondrosarcoma; Tumors; Humerus; Surgical procedures [operative].

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