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Sarcoma - Volume 2 1998, Issue 1, Pages 49-51

Case Report Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Oncology Service, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2AP, UK

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Patient. We report the case of a 20-year-old caucasian male with an Ewing's sarcoma in the left upper femur. After induction chemotherapy, he underwent resection of the left upper femur and insertion of a cemented proximal femoral replacement. Four years later, he presented with a solitary bone metastasis in the right upper femur. He underwent further chemotherapy followed by resection and endoprosthetic replacement of the other proximal femur. He remains disease free with excellent function almost a year after the second operation.

Discussion. We believe this is the first reported case of bilateral proximal femoral endoprostheses.

Author: Athanasios F. Foukas and Robert J. Grimer



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