Elisabeth Lauritzen, Rami Mossad Ibrahim, Lisa Toft Jensen & Rocío Caballero Gámiz:
Fillet flap used for reconstruction after hemipelvectomy and amputation of a lower extremity
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V09180647
In this case report, a 67-year-old woman presented with increasing pain in the left side of the thigh and pelvis. A PET scan revealed a large malignant tumour in the left side of the pelvis and proximal left femur, and an ultrasound-guided biopsy diagnosed an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. Combined orthopaedic and plastic surgery resulted in a left-sided hemipelvectomy and amputation of the left leg. The amputated left leg was used as a free fillet flap for reconstruction of the pelvis. The patient healed without complications, and seven months post-operatively she was able to use a prosthesis.