Novel reconstruction of neo-sternum with steel wires for recurrent chondrosarcoma
Chondrosarcoma (CS) is a primary chest wall tumor causing huge masses arising from rib, sternum or costochondral junction. Successful treatment warrants complete surgical resection with wide, free margins followed by reconstruction of the bony chest wall and soft tissue coverage of the defect. We report the case of excision of giant recurrent sternal CS followed by reconstruction of Neo-sternum using steel wires. This novel technique portrays steel wire-based reconstructions as a safe, reproducible and readily available prosthetic material for complex chest wall surgeries.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
(2021). Novel reconstruction of neo-sternum with steel wires for recurrent chondrosarcoma. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_surg_cardiothoracic/187