Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 113, Issue 4, pp 215–217 | Cite as

Curative local control of malignant tumors in the acetabulum by intraoperative radiotherapy

  • T. Hirano
  • H. Baba
  • K. Iwasaki
  • H. Hayashi
Clincal and Experimental Forum


As treatment for malignant tumors in the acetabular region of the pelvis, radiotherapy, mainly in the form of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT), was carried out in four patients. One had a malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone and three had metastatic tumors from the stomach and lung. Over follow-up period, ranging from 3 to 46 months, satisfactory limb function was preserved in three patients; the fourth suffered from femoral nerve palsy as a complication of IORT. Cessation of growth was observed radiologically in all the tumors, and curative local control was proven histologically in two patients at autopsy.


Public Health Malignant Tumor Local Control Nerve Palsy Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hirano
    • 1
  • H. Baba
    • 1
  • K. Iwasaki
    • 1
  • H. Hayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNagasaki University School of MedicineNagasaki CityJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNagasaki University School of MedicineSakamoto, NagasakiJapan

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