Malignant bone and soft tissue tumors of the shoulder girdle. A retrospective analysis of 30 operated cases

Isaac Meller, Jacob Bickels, Yehuda Kollender, Dror Ovadia, Riki Oren, Marta Mozes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

From 1988 to 1995, 30 patients (16 men) with malignant bone (n 23) and soft tissue (n 7) tumors of the shoulder girdle underwent surgery in our department. The mean age was 34 (6-80) years. 26 patients had primary and 4 had metastatic lesions. The average follow-up period was 3 (2-8) years, at the end of which 18 patients showed no evidence of disease, 2 were alive with disease, and 10 had died (9 because of tumor), 25 of the operations were limb-sparing procedures, while the other 5 were major amputations. Radical resection was performed in 4 patients, wide resection in 25 and marginal resection in 1. Local recurrence was observed in 2 patients, 10 patients with stage IIB tumors of the proximal humerus underwent extraarticular humeral and glenoid resection. Reconstruction was performed with either a modular or an improvised implant. Following surgery, those patients had a concave contour of the shoulder and poor abduction ability. Overall functional outcome was good in 18 patients, moderate in 11 and poor in 1. No correlation was found between functional outcome and reconstruction technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-380
Number of pages7
JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Malignant bone and soft tissue tumors of the shoulder girdle. A retrospective analysis of 30 operated cases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this