GASTROCNEMIUS FLAP AND PATELLAR TENDON RECONSTRUCTION IN LIMB SPARING SURGERY OF FIBROSARCOMA AT PROXIMAL TIBIA REGION: A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Gastrocnemius flap, patellar tendon, fibrosarcoma, oncology, limb sparing
A 45-year-old male presented with a tumor over the anterior aspect of his right knee which had enlarged over the past year. Patient was previously treated by a general surgeon who attempt to excise the tumor with histopathologic findings of a fibrous tumor. The tumor eventually grew back and was then treated by an oncologist who performed marginal excision and radiotherapy. Patient subsequently underwent two cycle of radiotherapy but then quit due to undercompliance. One year later the tumor grew even bigger and patient asked for the tumor to be taken without sacrificing his leg.
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