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Resection and Reconstruction of Calcaneal Tumors – A Review

Original Article | Volume 6 | Issue 2 | JBST May-August 2020 | Page 2-4 | Subbiah Shanmugam, Sujay Susikar, Murali Kannan. DOI: 10.13107/jbst.2020.v06i02.22

Author: Subbiah Shanmugam[1], Sujay Susikar[1], Murali Kannan[1]

[1]Department of Surgical Oncology, Associate Professor, Centre for Oncology, Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Sujay Susikar,
Department of Oncology, Centre for Oncology, Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: sujaysusikar@gmail.com


Introduction: Calcaneum is a rare site for Ewing’s sarcoma. The treatment includes neoadjuvant systemic therapy followed by surgical resection and adjuvant systemic therapy. The reconstruction options in this era of limb salvage for bone tumors are not much established in calcaneal tumors in view of limited reporting. Various other reconstruction options available are allograft, iliac crest autograft, and custom-made prosthesis.
Case Report: We have reported a 13-year-old female patient with Ewing’s sarcoma of calcaneum diagnosed by imaging and biopsy. The patient underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy and then had undergone total calcanectomy with allograft reconstruction. The post-operative outcomes are fair, and the patient is on adjuvant chemotherapy at present.
Conclusion: Biological reconstruction in the form of allograft is a reliable option with regard to the functional outcomes for calcaneal resections.
Keywords: Calcaneum, Ewing sarcoma, total calcanectomy, allograft.

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How to Cite this article: Shanmugam S, Susikar S, Kannan M | Resection and Reconstruction of Calcaneal Tumors – A Review | Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors | May-August 2020; 6(2): 2-4.

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