Ischiectomy with limb preservation for a dog with ischial chondrosarcoma: case report and surgical technique

Michelle L Oblak; Sarah E Boston. Vet Surg. July 2015; 44 (5): 571-5.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique for ischiectomy in the dog and to report the procedure in a case.

STUDY DESIGN: Case report.

ANIMAL: An 11-year-old spayed female mixed breed dog with chondrosarcoma of the ischium.

METHODS: The dog presented for hindlimb lameness and evaluation after a radiographic finding of a lytic lesion confined to the left ischium. Following staging and confirmation of stage 1 disease, an ischiectomy with preservation of the hindlimb was performed.

RESULTS: The dog recovered from surgery and was initially moderately lame on the hindlimb. Over time, the dog regained satisfactory hindlimb use and was alive >500 days postoperative with no evidence of local recurrence or metastatic disease.

CONCLUSIONS: Ischiectomy with hindlimb preservation is a technically straight-forward procedure and in this case, resulted in good hindlimb function postoperatively. The procedure should be considered for the treatment of dogs with bone tumors confined to the ischium.

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