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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Malawer limb salvage surgery for large chondrosarcoma of scapula with functional outcome – A case report


Department of Surgical Oncology, Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer, Cuttack, Odisha, India

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Supratim Bhattacharyya
Department of Surgical Oncology, Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_5_20

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Chondrosarcoma is a malignant cartilaginous bone tumor. It commonly occurs in the pelvis and femur. However, scapula primary is relatively rare, accounting for 5%–7% of all the chondrosarcomas. Although wide local excision with negative margins is sufficient for chondrosarcoma, amputation is commonly performed for large tumors at the scapula location. Malawer limb salvage surgery can be performed in a large-sized tumor in order to retain the function. Here, we report a case of large scapular chondrosarcoma in a 53-year-old male, and the case was successfully treated with Malawer limb salvage surgery without any residual or positive margin. The patient was on regular follow-up with a well-preserved anatomical function of the shoulder girdle and without any recurrence of the disease after 24 months of surgery.


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