Case Reports
Journal Article
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Midsacral amputation for en bloc resection of chordoma.

BACKGROUND: En bloc resection, with adequate surgical margins, of primary malignant bone tumors of the sacrum is associated with long term disease control and potential cure. Resection of sacral tumors is difficult due to the proximity of neurovascular and visceral structures, and complete, or even partial, sacrectomy often results in functional loss for the patient.

OBJECTIVE: We describe the technique for en bloc resection of a sacral chordoma through a mid-sacral amputation.

RESULTS: We demonstrate successful removal of a large sacral tumor with wide surgical margins while preserving neurologic function.

CONCLUSION: This technique for midsacral amputation to remove a sacral tumor en bloc minimizes local recurrence and maximizes neurovascular function.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

Related Resources

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app