Total amount: € 0,00
HOW TO ORDER
MEDICINA DELLO SPORT
A Journal on Sports Medicine
Official Journal of the Italian Sports Medicine Federation
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,163
Medicina dello Sport 2015 September;68(3):497-502
language: English, Italian
Return to play process of an elite athlete diagnosed with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
Demir H. M., Ercan S., Cetin C.
Department of Sports Medicine, Medicine Faculty of Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) account for 10% of soft tissue sarcomas. Main treatment for MPNSTs is radical and complete surgical excision with adjuvant radiotherapy or chemotherapy. In this case, we observe the postoperative rehabilitation process of an elite athlete with vastus medialis muscle resection and local radiotherapy treatment due to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the left thigh. The patient returned to play in competitive sports after six months of treatments and rehabilitation. Despite muscle resection due to malignancies, with a proper rehabilitation progress athletes can return to play successfully.