Functional reconstruction of the pelvic ring with simultaneous bilateral free fibular flaps following total sacral resection

Umar H. Choudry, Steven L. Moran, Zeynep Karacor

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Abstract

The treatment of large sacral tumors involving the pelvis is challenging and may require radical resection. Sacral resection disrupts the continuity between the spine and pelvis, resulting in loss of skeletal support for weight bearing. Without pelvic reconstruction, patients remain nonambulatory. This report describes a case of functional pelvic ring reconstruction utilizing bilateral simultaneous free fibular flaps following radical sacrectomy. Vascularized free fibular grafts may be used to restore pelvic continuity for cases involving total sacral resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Free fibular flap
  • Pelvic reconstruction
  • Vascularized bone flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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