Research ArticlesSurgical Management of Clavicular Malignancies With Resection of the Clavicle Without ReconstructionÇevik, H. Bilgehan MD*; Gümüştaş, Seyit A. MD†; Kayahan, Sibel MD‡Author Information *Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Health Sciences, Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Training Hospital, Ankara Departments of †Orthopaedics and Traumatology ‡Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Research and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey The study was approved by the institutional review board at the Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Research and Training Hospital. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: H. Bilgehan Çevik, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Health Sciences, Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Training Hospital, Şehir Ömer Halisdemir Street, Altindağ, Ankara 06110, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com). Online date: February 14, 2020 Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: March 2020 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 25-29 doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000187 Buy Metrics Abstract Clavicular malignancies are very rare, and few papers which reported that primary tumors are predominant, have been published about the functional and oncological outcomes after surgical treatment. The main purpose of the present study was to report the functional and oncological outcomes of 14 patients with clavicular malignancy, who were managed with total/partial claviculectomy without reconstruction, or followed up without surgical intervention. Of the total patients, 26.7% presented with clavicular cancer of unknown primary, and 42.9% with pathologic fractures of the clavicle. Claviculectomy without reconstruction was applied to 57.1% patients, as partial resection in 42.9% and total in 14.3%. The similarity of the clavicle to flat bones rather than long bones, that the surgical decision for partial or total resection of the clavicle because of malignancy is simpler to make than for other long bones because there is no requirement for reconstruction. Level of Evidence: Level IV. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.