Using polypropylene mesh graft for soft-tissue reconstruction in internal hemipelvectomy: a case report
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Prannok Road, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012, 10:124 doi:10.1186/1477-7819-10-124Published: 28 June 2012
We report the case of a patient with chondrosarcoma involving the right pelvis and contralateral pubic area in a 45-year-old male who underwent an extensive internal hemipelvectomy without bony reconstruction. We demonstrate the technique of using polypropylene mesh graft for soft-tissue reconstruction. Follow-up at 7.5 years showed a good oncological and functional outcome.