Internal hemipelvectomy for bone sarcomas in children and young adults: surgical considerations.

@article{Kollender2000InternalHF,
  title={Internal hemipelvectomy for bone sarcomas in children and young adults: surgical considerations.},
  author={Yehuda Kollender and Shai Shabat and Jacob Bickels and Gideon Flusser and J F Isakov and Yoram Neuman and Ilan Cohen and M Weyl-Ben-Arush and N Ramo and Isaac Meller},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          398-404
        }
}
AIMS Pelvic bone sarcomas in children and young adults are rare, and associated with a poor prognosis and a high rate of local recurrence. Primary goals of treatment include prevention of local recurrence and distant metastases. A secondary goal is maintenance of quality of life by avoiding major amputative surgery. This is why internal hemipelvectomy (a limb-sparing surgery) is advocated whenever possible. The focus of our presentation is surgical issues in the context of resection and… CONTINUE READING

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