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En-bloc resection of soft-tissue sarcoma of anterior chest wall and reconstruction with titanium bars and free anterolateral thigh flap
  1. Walter Sebastián Nardi1,
  2. Agustin Buero2,
  3. Leonardo Pankl2 and
  4. Sergio Damián Quildrian1
  1. 1Sarcoma and Melanoma Unit - General Surgery Department, Hospital Britanico de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. 2Thoracic Surgery Department, Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sergio Damián Quildrian; squildrian{at}


Primary soft-tissue sarcomas (STSs) of the chest wall are uncommon. Complete surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment being sternal resection ocassionally required. We present a 25-year-old man with an anterior chest wall STS. The patient underwent complete oncological resection with reconstruction using titanium bars combined with a free vascularised anterolateral thigh flap. STSs of the chest wall are very rare and they comprise a surgical challenge for both resection and reconstruction.

  • cancer intervention
  • general surgery
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors WSN and SDQ involved in study concept and design, acquisition of data and drafting of the manuscript. SDQ, WSN, AB and LP critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. SDQ contributed to final version and final approval for publication. All authors read and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.