Sternal reconstruction for unusual chondrosarcoma: Innovative technique

Mario Nosotti, Lorenzo Rosso, Paolo Mendogni, Davide Tosi, Alessandro Palleschi, Antonina Parafioriti, Luigi Santambrogio

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Abstract

The authors report a clinical case of a primary sternal chondrosarcoma, presented as a mass in the anterior mediastinum. The patient was treated with subtotal sternectomy and sternal transplantation followed by radiotherapy. Twelve months after surgery, the patient is in good clinical condition, without any sign of tumor relapse and with normal respiratory mechanics.Primary malignant tumors of the sternum are uncommon and a presentation mimicking thymoma is rare and unreported. The stermal replacement with a cryopreserved allograft sternum is an innovative technique that overcomes the problems related to the prosthetic biocompatibility or to the bone autograft.

Original languageEnglish
Article number40
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2 2012

Keywords

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Sternum
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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