Shoulder Disarticulation for sarcoma (cancer) of shoulder

Types of Shoulder Tumors/Sarcomas and Surgeries

The shoulder girdle encompasses several major bones in the shoulder area and is the most common site for tumors and sarcomas to develop. Patients often experience pain in the shoulder with a tumor. Because they are rare, it is crucial that you seek an orthopedic oncologist who is skilled in treating shoulder tumors and sarcomas. At Mount Sinai, our orthopaedic oncologists treat all types of shoulder tumors and sarcomas, and have vast expertise in the shoulder girdle surgeries below.

Types of Shoulder Tumors

  • Scapula Tumors
  • Proximal Humerus Tumors
  • Clavicle Tumors
  • Soft Tissue Tumors arising from the Muscles around the Shoulder Girdle
  • Axillary Tumors
  • Tumors arising from the Distal Humerus/Elbow Area

Surgeries for Shoulder Girdle Tumors

  • Total Scapula Resection and Total Scapula Prosthetic Reconstruction
  • Proximal Humerus Resection and Prosthetic Reconstruction
  • Total Humerus Replacement: Shoulder Through Elbow
  • Radical Resection of Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Shoulder Girdle
  • Resection of Axillary Tumors
  • Surgery for Brachial Plexus Tumors
  • Forequarter Amputation
  • Shoulder Disarticulation
  • Cryosurgery for Shoulder Tumors
  • Resection of the Distal Humerus/Elbow and Prosthetic Reconstruction

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