The authors have treated three patients with extensive involvement of the acetabular and peri-acetabular bone by a malignant tumour. One had a metastasis from a carcinoma of the thyroid, one from a carcinoma of the breast and one a plasmacytoma. In all three cases, the upper part of the femur was unaffected. It was used to replace the resected pelvic bone and fixed to the remaining bone by screws and plates. An acetabular cup was cemented into the transplanted bone, which itself was replaced by a massive femoral prosthesis. This technique allowed the patients to resume weight bearing rapidly. Two patients were alive and walked satisfactorily after two and four years respectively. The third died five months after the surgical procedure.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Iliac bone, Tumor, Femoral autograft
|☆|| Technical note. For citation, use not the present reference but that of the original publication: Puget J, Utheza G. [Reconstruction of the iliac bone using the homolateral femur after resection for pelvic tumor.] Rev Chir Orthop 1986;72(2):151–5.