Background and Objectives. Wide surgical resection is a relevant factor for local control in sarcomas. Plastic surgery is mandatory in demanding reconstructions. We analyzed patients treated by a multidisciplinary team to evaluate indications and surgical approaches, complications and therapeutic/functional outcomes. Methods. We analyzed 161 patients (86 males (53%), mean age 56 years) from 2006 to 2017. Patients were treated for their primary tumor (120, 75.5%) or after unplanned excision/recurrence (41, 25.5%). Sites included lower limbs (36.6%), upper limbs (19.2%), head/neck (21.1%), trunk (14.9%) and pelvis (8.1%). Orthoplasty has been considered for flaps (54), skin grafts (42), wide excisions (40) and other procedures (25). Results. At a mean follow-up of 5.3 years (range 2–10.5), patients continuously showed no evidence of disease (NED) in 130 cases (80.7%), were alive with disease (AWD) in 10 cases (6.2%) and were dead with disease (DWD) in 21 cases (13.0%). Overall, 62 patients (38.5%) developed a complication (56 minor (90.3%) and 6 major (9.7%)). Flap loss occurred in 5/48 patients (10.4%). The mean Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) and Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS) was 74.8 +/- 14 and 79.1 +/- 13, respectively. Conclusions. Orthoplasty is a combined approach eective in management of sarcoma patients, maximizing adequate surgical resection, limb salvaging and functional recovery. One-stage reconstructions are technically feasible and are not associated with increased risk of complications.

One-Stage Soft Tissue Reconstruction Following Sarcoma Excision: A Personalized Multidisciplinary Approach Called “Orthoplasty”

Andrea Angelini;Cesare Tiengo;Regina Sonda;Antonio Berizzi;Franco Bassetto;Pietro Ruggieri
2020

Abstract

Background and Objectives. Wide surgical resection is a relevant factor for local control in sarcomas. Plastic surgery is mandatory in demanding reconstructions. We analyzed patients treated by a multidisciplinary team to evaluate indications and surgical approaches, complications and therapeutic/functional outcomes. Methods. We analyzed 161 patients (86 males (53%), mean age 56 years) from 2006 to 2017. Patients were treated for their primary tumor (120, 75.5%) or after unplanned excision/recurrence (41, 25.5%). Sites included lower limbs (36.6%), upper limbs (19.2%), head/neck (21.1%), trunk (14.9%) and pelvis (8.1%). Orthoplasty has been considered for flaps (54), skin grafts (42), wide excisions (40) and other procedures (25). Results. At a mean follow-up of 5.3 years (range 2–10.5), patients continuously showed no evidence of disease (NED) in 130 cases (80.7%), were alive with disease (AWD) in 10 cases (6.2%) and were dead with disease (DWD) in 21 cases (13.0%). Overall, 62 patients (38.5%) developed a complication (56 minor (90.3%) and 6 major (9.7%)). Flap loss occurred in 5/48 patients (10.4%). The mean Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) and Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS) was 74.8 +/- 14 and 79.1 +/- 13, respectively. Conclusions. Orthoplasty is a combined approach eective in management of sarcoma patients, maximizing adequate surgical resection, limb salvaging and functional recovery. One-stage reconstructions are technically feasible and are not associated with increased risk of complications.
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