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Chondrosarcoma of the Sternum Treated with En Bloc Resection: A Case Report

João Isidro Fracasso, Guilherme Baroni de Macedo, Leonardo Piori, Cássia Beltrame, Antônio Benincá Albuquerque, André Luca Boeira Rovani, Daniel Navarini

Abstract


Introduction: Chondrosarcomas are malignant neoplasms of cartilaginous mesenchymal. The diagnosis is based on a complete radiological examination. The treatment of choice is surgical, being the only curative option due to the resistance of the lesions to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Case presentation: 66-year-old male patient presenting chest pain, dry cough and occasional dyspnea, diagnosed with sternal chondrosarcoma and treated with en bloc resection of the tumor mass.

Conclusion: A primary chondrosarcoma of the sternum was treated with resection of the anterior costal railing, pericardium, tumor mass and partial sternectomy, en bloc. Reconstruction was performed using Marlex microporous mesh.


Keywords


Chondrosarcoma; Sternum; Thoracic Surgical Procedures

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