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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2019 Mar 25:218492319840967. doi: 10.1177/0218492319840967. [Epub ahead of print]

Recurrent high-grade chondrosarcoma abutting the right ventricular outflow tract.

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Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India.


Chondrosarcoma is the most common malignancy of the sternum. Removal of the sternum for a malignant tumor results in large defects in bone and soft tissue, causing deformity and paradoxical chest wall movement, making subsequent repair of the thorax very important. Herein we report a rare case of recurrent anterior chest wall chondrosarcoma after surgery 4 years earlier. The patient underwent resection of the chondrosarcoma followed by three-layer chest wall reconstruction with a split rib graft for the bony defect. He had an uneventful postoperative course and was healthy at 9 months postoperatively.


Bone neoplasms; Bone transplantation; Chondrosarcoma; Reconstructive surgical procedures; Sternum; Surgical flaps


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