Pelvic resection (illustrations)

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan

Modified illustrations of the pelvis, used in pelvic resection.

  • cassic hemipelvectomy: Iliac, ischium, and pubic bone (and limb) are resected
  • extended hemipelvectomy: Iliac, ischium, and pubic bone (and limb) are resected, as well as part of the ipsilateral sacral ala, extending into the neural foramen
  • type 1 pelvic resection - partial: partial resection of iliac bone
  • type 1 pelvic resection - complete: resection of most of the iliac bone. This may be buttressed with a bone graft or other hardware to provide stability to the pelvic ring
  • type 2 pelvic resection: periacetabular resection. A prosthesis from the ipislateral leg may extend into the iliac remnant
  • type 3 pelvic resection: pubic bone resection

Author: Henry Vandyke Carter

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Modifications: the original file was modified to block out portions of the pelvis removed in various pelvic resections.

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