[Rare tumor of the posterio-superior mediastinum. Therapeutic approach. Apropos of a case. Review of the literature].

Abstract

The authors report an exceptional case of giant cell tumour of the third thoracic vertebra revealed by its mediastinal development. Despite intimate involvement of the large mediastinal vessels, a double surgical approach, starting with sternotomy to ensure vascular control then anterolateral thoracotomy, allowed curative resection of this tumor. Treatment was completed by a second neurosurgical operation followed by 5,000 rads of radiotherapy. Based on a review of the literature, the authors discuss the pathogenesis and consider the various therapeutic problems raised by giant cell tumours of the vertebrae (situated above the sacrum).

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@article{Zimmermann1991RareTO, title={[Rare tumor of the posterio-superior mediastinum. Therapeutic approach. Apropos of a case. Review of the literature].}, author={Jean Marie Zimmermann and Bertrand de Graeve and L Cador and Maria Antonietta Colonna and J F Coblence and L Lemesle}, journal={Annales de chirurgie}, year={1991}, volume={45 8}, pages={695-8} }