Challenges of enbloc mid-sacrectomy as redo surgery for sacral chordoma: a case report

Authors

  • Sundus Ali Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4160-8317
  • Ahtsham Ishaq Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Adnan Qasim Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Naeem Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Rizwan Sarwar Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shahzad Shams Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9145

Keywords:

Sacral chordoma, Mid-Sacrectomy, Enbloc

Abstract

Enbloc Sacrectomy is the procedure of choice for aggressive sacral lesions but not widely practiced in Pakistan, both by Neurosurgeons and Orthopaedic surgeons. Only one case has been mentioned in indexed local literature so far and that too not operated in Pakistan. The case of a case of a 27 year old neurologically intact male is presented. He had a huge residual mass and midline non-healing wound after two attempts at intralesional debulking and one full course of local irradiation. He presented to the Mayo Hospital, Lahore on 29th December 2021 for a redo surgery of sacral chordoma. A marginal excision was achieved utilizing posterior only approach. This case will help understanding the key steps in enbloc mid-Sacrectomy and importance of involving multidisciplinary team for ensuring adequate wound closure.

Keywords: Sacral chordoma, Mid-Sacrectomy, Enbloc.

Published

2024-03-20

How to Cite

Ali, S., Ishaq, A., Qasim, A., Muhammad Naeem, Sarwar, M. R., & Shams, S. (2024). Challenges of enbloc mid-sacrectomy as redo surgery for sacral chordoma: a case report. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(4), 794–796. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9145

Issue

Section

Case Report