Excision Of Distal End Of Humerus Due To Giant Cell Tumor - 1/6

12 years ago

Case description

Part 1 - First incision and preparation of nerves and vessels. This video presents a surgery performed by James C. Wittig MD. This is a patient who presented with recurrent giant cell tumor of distal humerus. The patient have been previously treated with two procedures, both of them consisting of a curettage and bone grafting procedure. The patient had not utilized her right upper extremity for approximately one year. She presented with significant pain in her right elbow and swelling. The tumor had recurred and destroyed a significant part of her distal humerus. There is extreme cortical thinning and stress fractures in the intra-articular region. In addition the tumor had extended extraosseously through the olecranon facet to form a mass anterior and posterior to the olecranon facet. X-rays are shown and explained, the doctor thoroughly explains the pathology and patients history. Than the viewer is walked through the whole procedure.

tags: giant cell tumor bone tumor primary bone tumor tumor excision neurovascular dissection

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