Limb-preserving vascular surgery for malignant tumors of the lower extremity.


Monobloc soft-part resections have been carried out with excision of segments of the illac and femoral vessels in seven patients with cancer in the lower extremity. Amputation would have been necessary otherwise. Ischemic loss of the extremity did not occur. In four of the earlier patients, vascular reconstruction was not performed, and postoperative… (More)