Modified Tikhoff-Linberg Procedure for a Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma of the Scapula
Received Date: Aug 01, 2020 / Accepted Date: Aug 14, 2020 / Published Date: Aug 21, 2020
Dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas are aggressive, malignant tumors characterized by growth potential and a lytic soft tissue component. Radical resection is the recommended treatment protocol, but can be difficult depending on anatomic involvement and location of each tumor. We describe a modification of the Tikhoff-Linberg procedure for resections in the shoulder girdle, in which a scapulectomy is performed without resection of the proximal humerus, and extensive skeletal and soft tissue reconstruction is utilized to maintain adequate functional and aesthetic outcome.
Keywords: Chondrosarcomas; Tikhoff-Linberg procedure; Scapulectomy
Citation: Sampat R, Patel JN, Hoskins T, Mazzei C, Long C, et al. (2020) Modified Tikhoff-Linberg Procedure for a Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma of the Scapula. J Orthop Oncol 6: 143.
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