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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2012

Total humerus replacement for osteosarcoma with proximal part of humerus: a case report

World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2012
Yukihiro Yoshida, Yasuaki Tokuhashi
Wichtige Hinweise

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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1477-7819-10-36) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

YY contributed to collection of the clinical data and writing of the manuscript. YT contributed to the writing and editing of the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.


Incisional biopsy and intramedullary pinning were performed for pathological fracture associated with a malignant bone tumor of the proximal humerus. Osteosarcoma, for which preoperative chemotherapy had been performed, was confirmed by postoperative pathological examination. To achieve wide resection and acquire a safe resected margin, total humerus replacement was performed, and the whole humerus was reconstructed using the Howmedica Modular Reconstruction system. The patient resumed normal activities, although mild contracture of the elbow joint remains 8 years after surgery.
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