En bloc resection of a C-1 lateral mass osteosarcoma: Technical note

Abstract

Osteosarcoma is an aggressive primary bone tumor. It is currently treated with multimodality therapy including en bloc resection, which has been demonstrated to confer a survival benefit over intralesional resection. The authors present the case of an 8-year-old girl with a C-1 lateral mass osteosarcoma, which was treated with a 4-stage en bloc resection and spinal reconstruction. While technically complex, the feasibility of en bloc resection for spinal osteosarcoma should be explored in the pediatric population.

Keywords

  • En bloc resection
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Oncology
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Primary tumor
  • Transoral odontoidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Clarke, M. J., Price, D. L., Cloft, H. J., Segura, L. G., Hill, C. A., Browning, M. B., Brandt, J. M., Lew, S. M., & Foy, A. B. (2016). En bloc resection of a C-1 lateral mass osteosarcoma: Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 18(1), 46-52. https://doi.org/10.3171/2015.12.PEDS15496