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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2014 Sep;22(7):875-7. doi: 10.1177/0218492313498089. Epub 2013 Oct 18.

Giant osteosarcoma of chest wall requiring resection and pneumonectomy.

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1
Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
2
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Medical College, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
3
Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan Zain88@hotmail.com.

Abstract

We present the case of a 13-year-old girl who had a large swelling in her left breast with a history of weight loss, low-grade fever, and cold sweats. Computed tomography showed a large mass encroaching on the mediastinum and heart, with erosion of the adjacent ribs. Resection of the mass along with a pneumonectomy were performed. Postoperative tests showed no sign of metastases.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescent; combined modality therapy; osteosarcoma; pneumonectomy; ribs; thoracic neoplasms

PMID:
24887861
DOI:
10.1177/0218492313498089
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