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Open Access Case report

Using polypropylene mesh graft for soft-tissue reconstruction in internal hemipelvectomy: a case report

Apichat Asavamongkolkul* and Saranatra Waikakul

Author Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Prannok Road, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012, 10:124  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-10-124

Published: 28 June 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords:
Internal hemipelvectomy; Chondrosarcoma; Malignant tumor; Pelvis; Polypropylene mesh graft