Hemisacrectomy with preservation of the contralateral sacral nerve roots and sacroiliac joint for pelvic neurofibrosarcoma in a 7-year-old child: Case report with 2-year follow-up

Ali H. Palejwala, Jared S. Fridley, Krystal Garcia, Sanjeev A. Vasudevan, David Khechoyan, Surya Rednam, Chester J. Koh, Andrew Jea

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Abstract

Neurofibrosarcoma is rare in the pediatric age group. A malignant tumor of the sacrum presents significant challenges, especially if the goals are to resect with wide and clean surgical margins and to achieve acceptable functional outcomes. The authors report a case of this rare tumor affecting the sacrum and sacral nerve roots of a 7-year-old girl and review the role of total hemisacrectomy sparing the contralateral sacral nerve roots and lumbopelvic reconstruction in the treatment of this disease. This patient is, to the best of the authors' knowledge, the youngest to be treated in this manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Hemisacrectomy
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric spine
  • Sacral tumor
  • Sacrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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