Sternal resection for primary or secondary tumors.

  title={Sternal resection for primary or secondary tumors.},
  author={Matteo A Incarbone and Maurizio Nava and Cosimo Lequaglie and Gianni Ravasi and Ugo Pastorino},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={114 1},
METHODS From January 1980 to December 1993, 52 patients underwent surgical-resection for tumors involving the sternum. The series included 20 primary malignant tumors, 4 desmoid tumors, 2 malignant tumors infiltrating the sternum from adjacent organs, 19 local recurrences or metastases of breast tumors, and 7 metastases of other tumors. Total sternectomy was performed in 5 patients, subtotal sternal resection in 19, and partial resection (less than 50% of the sternum) in 28. Concurrent en bloc… CONTINUE READING


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