Chest wall neoplasms and their management.

  title={Chest wall neoplasms and their management.},
  author={Benjamin O. Anderson and Michael E. Burt},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={58 6},
Although uncommon, primary and metastatic neoplasms can occur in the chest wall. For malignant neoplasms, the potential for cure depends on the completeness of resection, histologic type, and tumor stage. Each patient warrants individual evaluation for chest wall resection. Operative selection is based on the potential benefits, operative feasibility, patient health, and anticipated tumor biology. The choice of reconstruction techniques is based on the tumor's location, the size of the… CONTINUE READING