Influence of cryosurgery on treatment outcome of low-grade chondrosarcoma.

  title={Influence of cryosurgery on treatment outcome of low-grade chondrosarcoma.},
  author={Elke R. Ahlmann and Lawrence R. Menendez and Alexander N. Fedenko and Thomas L Learch},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Successfully managing low-grade chondrosarcomas with margins considered less than wide would minimize the need for extensive reconstruction. We report our experience using cryotherapy as an adjuvant to treat patients with low-grade intracompartmental chondrosarcomas. Ten consecutive patients had intralesional resections including curettage, cryo-surgery, and polymethylmethacrylate application. Eight of these patients required prophylactic skeletal stabilization. We retrospectively reviewed the… CONTINUE READING


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