Ann Plast Reconstr Surg | Volume 5, Issue 3 | Case Report | Open Access

Complex Costal Arch Reconstruction with Biosynthetic Materials after Tumor Resection

Daniel L Miller1* and Fredrick L Durden2

1Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia
2Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta-CTCA, Georgia

*Correspondance to: Daniel L Miller 

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Reconstruction of the lower chest wall and costal arch after tumor resection can be a challenge. The perfect material does not exist to restore chest wall stability and normal chest wall mechanics. We describe a case of chest wall resection of a massive chondrosarcoma involving ribs 8 to 10, costal arch and portion of the diaphragm. Chest Wall Reconstruction (CWR) was performed with a combination of Biosynthetic Materials (BSM) composed of ovine-derived extracellular matrix/monofilament polypropylene patch and absorbable Polylactic Acid (PLA) bars.


Miller DL, Durden FL. Complex Costal Arch Reconstruction with Biosynthetic Materials after Tumor Resection. Ann Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021;5(3):1083..

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