Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of the chest wall: Reconstruction with polypropylene mesh using a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

Masafumi Noda, Chiaki Endo, Tomoko Hosaka, Tetsu Sado, Akira Sakurada, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Yoshinori Okada, Takashi Kondo

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Abstract

We report a case of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of the chest wall. After resection, the chest wall defect was reconstructed using polypropylene mesh and a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. A 61-year-old woman presented with a 16-year history of a slow-growing mass underneath the right chest wall. After percutaneous biopsy, preoperative cytopathological examination of the large mass revealed dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma. The tumor was resected with a wide margin along with the chest wall including skin, the right seventh to tenth ribs, and part of the diaphragm. The chest wall defect was reconstructed with a polypropylene (Marlex) mesh sheet followed by a left-side transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar

Keywords

  • Chest wall tumor
  • Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma
  • Transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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