A suitable system of reconstruction with titanium rib prosthesis after chest wall resection for Ewing sarcoma

Andrea Billè, Mara Gisabella, Luca Errico, Piero Borasio

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Abstract

The recent improvements in chemotherapy and surgical resection in Ewing sarcoma (ES) increased the overall survival as well as the importance of chest wall reconstruction. These improvements are in order to avoid asymmetrical growth, functional and cosmetic compromise after surgery. Chest wall reconstruction still remains a big issue in young patients with ES. We present a case of ES of the left chest wall, arising from a rib, in a 14-year-old patient. He was admitted after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The patient underwent a chest wall resection of three ribs and a wedge lung resection of the upper lobe followed by chest wall reconstruction with Stratos™ rib titanium prostheses. This new device is suitable for reconstruction after major chest wall resection with good cosmetic and functional results. During the follow-up, there was no evidence of local and distant recurrence, the pain was under control and there were no functional alterations in the chest wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Rib prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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