This article focuses on new materials available to thoracic surgeons for the reconstruction of chest wall defects. Each surgeon is called to select the best reconstructive strategy based on the disease for which the resection is needed, the possible extension to adjacent structures, the availability of professional colleagues for multidisciplinary involvement, and the preferred (or available) material for full or partial thickness reconstruction.
- Chest wall reconstruction
- New materials
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine