Thoracic wall reconstruction after chondrosarcoma resection. A case report
Villareal-Salgado JL, Luna-Guerrero CE, Bonilla-Catalán PV, Fierro-Rodriguez DA. Thoracic wall reconstruction after chondrosarcoma resection. A case report. Am J Med Surg. July 2021; 4(3). 18-20
Abstract: Sarcomas are a group of neoplasms derived from mesenchymal tissue and represent less than 1% of malignant tumors.
Initially they are asymptomatic. Pain and tumor growth can be manifestations of malignant transformation. Surgery is the primary surgical treatment.
We present the case of a 47-year-old patient with a low-grade sarcoma of the rib cage, treated with surgery and complementary radiotherapy. Currently 3 years after surgical treatment, the patient is disease free.
Primary tumors of the rib cage are classified according to the tissue from which they originate, whether they derive from soft tissues or skeletal lesions. Sarcomas of the rib cage account for 20% of all soft tissue sarcomas.
Sarcomas of the rib cage are rare tumors that present with a painless clinical behavior; clinical changes such as increased pain and tumor growth can be manifestations of malignant transformation.
Key words: Sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, thoracic wall reconstruction.