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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2016013008
pages 79-87

Osteoarticular Allograft Reconstruction for an Angiosarcoma of the Distal Radius

Andreas F. Mavrogenis
First Department of Orthopaedics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
John Galanopoulos
First Department of Orthopaedics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
Christos Vottis
First Department of Orthopaedics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos
First Department of Orthopaedics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Emanuela Palmerini
Department of Medical Oncology and Orthopaedics, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
Zinon T. Kokkalis
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Rio-Patras, Greece

ABSTRACT

Angiosarcoma of bone is a rare high-grade malignant vascular tumor accounting for <1% of malignant bone tumors. Tumor location in the distal radius is very rare. Complete surgical resection with limb salvage surgery or amputation is essential for the outcome of the patient. However, the literature is vague regarding the best surgical approach for resection of the distal radius and the optimal reconstruction option after a bone tumor resection. Several reconstruction techniques have been described, varying from arthrodesis to arthroplasties. In this article, we present a report of a patient with angiosarcoma of the distal radius treated with complete resection and reconstruction with a distal radius osteoarticular allograft. We discuss the advantages and the limitations of this surgical technique for the distal radius.