Kyobu Geka 2014 Jan;67(1):38-43
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2008 Jun 25;61(6):628-35. Epub 2007 Jul 25.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
Background: Reconstruction of full thickness defects of the chest wall is controversial and presents a complicated treatment scenario for thoracic and reconstructive plastic surgeons. It requires close cooperation between the cardiothoracic and reconstructive surgeons to achieve an optimal outcome and reduce the incidence of complications.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate our results in patients who underwent prosthetic bony reconstruction with polypropylene mesh and pedicle latissimus dorsi flap after chest wall resection. Read More
Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1998 Apr;46(4):338-43
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan.
In case of sternal resection, it is necessary to preserve bone material indispensable for the stability of the anterior chest wall and air tightness of the thoracic cavity, and the support of the chest wall integrity must be restored by some means. Various techniques have been applied to the reconstruction of the chest wall following resection. During the last 10 years, we have performed reconstructive operation for 6 cases of the chest wall following resection of the sternum in recurrent cases of breast cancer or invaded case of primary breast cancer. Read More
Med Sci Monit 2012 Oct;18(10):CS77-81
Department of Orthopedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Background: Chondrosarcoma arising from the sternum is extremely rare and is often untreatable. Removal of the sternum for malignant tumor results in large defects in bone and soft tissue, causing deformity and paradoxical movement of the chest wall and making subsequent repair of the thorax very important. We report a very rare patient with a chondrosarcoma of the sternum who underwent case chest wall resection, followed by reconstruction using a titanium mesh covered with a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap. Read More
Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2011 Oct;25(10):1224-6
Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha Hunan 410008, PR China.
Objective: To study the reconstruction method and effectiveness of titanium plate and Teflon patch for the chest wall after resection of sternal tumors.
Methods: Between October 2006 and November 2009, 4 patients with sternal tumors were treated and the thoracic cages were reconstructed. There were 2 males and 2 females, aged 30-55 years. Read More