Technique of Oncologic Sacrectomy

  • Peter S. RoseEmail author
  • Daniel M. Sciubba


En bloc sacrectomy is a necessary aspect of the curative treatment of many sacral malignancies. This chapter presents the pre-operative considerations, decision-making, and technical execution of oncologic sacrectomy. Many patients can be approached from an all-posterior procedure, although proximal and locally advanced tumors will often require anterior/posterior procedures. Bony reconstruction is generally needed in patients undergoing high or total sacrectomy procedures. Complications remain frequent, and oncologic outcomes vary by surgical margin and tumor histology.


Sacrectomy Sacrum Chordoma Sarcoma Vertebrectomy En bloc resection Spinopelvic resection Spinopelvic reconstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mayo ClinicDepartment of Othopaedic SurgeryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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