Vascularized fibular graft as a surgical option for osteosarcoma of distal humerus: A case report

Achmad Fauzi Kamal, Anggaditya Putra, Wahyu Widodo

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Abstract

Introduction Distal humerus is a very rare predilection site of osteosarcoma. Limb salvage surgery has widely replaced amputation for surgical treatment of most types of malignant bone sarcomas. Presentation of case We presented a 42 years old male with rapidly growing osteosarcoma on his right distal humerus. After induction chemotherapy, wide excision and reconstruction using free vascularized fibular graft followed with interpositional elbow arthroplasty technique was done. Discussion One of the option for surgical treatment for distal humerus osteosarcoma is limb salvage sugery with free vascularized fibular graft technique. Good functional outcome and no signs of local recurrence were found during 2,5 years follow up. Conclusion Free vascularized fibular graft with interpositional elbow arthroplasty is a good option for management of bone sarcoma of distal humerus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Fibular graft
  • Interpositional elbow arthroplasty
  • Osteosarcoma

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