Introduction and importance: Forequarter amputation or interscapulathoracalis amputation is a major amputation procedure that involves the entire upper extremity, scapula, and a whole or part of the clavicula. Forequarter amputation is commonly used to control bleeding in malignant tumor cases in which no treatment is available for the extremities. Case presentation: We report a case of forequarter amputation in a 25-year-old patient with synovial sarcoma. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiation synovial sarcoma were performed in the patient to reduce bleeding. This technique may also be used for treating synovial sarcoma with massive bleeding. Clinical discussion: Despite forequarter amputation indications in malignant tumor cases and recurrent cancer cases, the effectiveness of this technique remains unclear. The patient was readmitted with a recurrent mass three months after surgery. Conclusion: In this study, TACE and radiotherapy are effective in controlling bleeding preoperatively and intraoperatively in patients with synovial sarcoma.
- Case report
- Forequarter amputation
- Synovial sarcoma
- Transarterial chemoembolization