Daniel L Miller1* and Fredrick L Durden2
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, USA
2Department of Plastic Surgery, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta – CTCA, USA
Reconstruction of the lower chest wall and costal arch after tumor resection can be a challenge. The perfect material does not exist to restore normal chest wall stability and mechanics. We describe a case of chest wall resection of a massive chondrosarcoma tumor 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.
Biosynthetic material reconstruction; Chest wall reconstruction; Polylactic acid
Miller DL, Durden FL. Biosynthetic Material Reconstruction of the Costal Arch after Tumor Resection. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2022; 5(1): 1055..