Reconstruction of Acetabular Wall Using Autologous Bone Graft Following Resection of Pelvic Chondrosarcoma: Surgical Technique and Functional Outcome

Rendy Cahya Soetanto, Muhammad Naseh Budi, Darmadji Ismono


Background: Pelvic chondrosarcoma may be difficult to manage due to its proximities with vital structures. The study aimed to explain an alternative surgical technique for acetabular reconstruction.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 48-year-old female with large chondrosarcoma of the superior and inferior pubic rami with medial acetabular wall involvement. Pelvic type 3 resection was performed. There was a defect at medial acetabulum after resection. The defect was covered by autograft from iliac and fixation using screws. Rotational pelvic stability was maintained using a reconstruction plate. The functional outcome was assessed 6 months after operation using MSTS and the score was 30, which was painless, full weight bearing, normal gait, and no pain.

Conclusions: Reconstruction of the pelvis after tumor resection requires a careful preoperative patient evaluation and extensive bone and soft tissue resection to achieve negative tumor margins and stable reconstruction of the osseous and soft tissue defects.


acetabular preservation, bone graft, pelvic chondrosarcoma, functional outcome


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DOI: 10.33371/ijoc.v13i3.663

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