Case Report: A New Tool for Anterior Chest Wall Reconstruction After Sternal Resection for Primary Or Secondary Tumors

Duilio Divisi, Davide Tosi, Gino Zaccagna, Andrea De Vico, Cristina Diotti, Roberto Crisci

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Abstract

Sternal resection and anterior chest wall reconstruction techniques for malignant processes are not always standardized. We report an innovative method of sternal osteosynthesis in two patients, 65-year-old and 41-year-old women, with Ewing's sarcoma, and infiltrating thymoma, respectively. The first case manifested itself as a voluminous palpable mass while the second case was characterized for a paramediastinal mass widely extended to the anterior chest wall. Reconstruction with titanium mesh allowed the quick restoration of parietal stability, facilitating respiratory dynamic and recovery of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number691945
JournalFrontiers in Surgery
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2021

Keywords

  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • sternal resection and reconstruction
  • sternectomy
  • thymoma
  • titanium mesh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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