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Anterior chest wall reconstruction with titanium plate sandwiched between two polypropylene sheets

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Title: Anterior chest wall reconstruction with titanium plate sandwiched between two polypropylene sheets
Authors: Matsumoto, Keitaro / Sano, Isao / Nakamura, Akihiro / Morino, Shigeyuki / Yamasaki, Naoya / Tsuchiya, Tomoshi / Miyazaki, Takuro / Nagayasu, Takeshi
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: 日本胸部外科学会 / The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
Citation: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 60(9), pp.590-592; 2012
Abstract: Extensive sternal resection carries the risk of difficult reconstruction and surgical complications. A 79-year-old woman underwent sternal resection and reconstruction for sternal chondrosarcoma. However, 18 months after the first operation, she developed six metastatic tumors on the anterior chest wall. She underwent subtotal sternectomy and rib resection, leaving a defect measuring 17 × 14 cm. Reconstruction of the anterior chest wall using a titanium plate sandwiched between two polypropylene mesh sheets is described. This method is potentially applicable to extensive anterior chest resection, and its advantages compared with conventional prostheses are rigidity, flexibility, and usability.
Keywords: Chest wall reconstruction / Sarcoma / Sternum / Surgical instruments
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29240
ISSN: 18636705
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-012-0048-9
Rights: © The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com
Type: Journal Article
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Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29240

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