Chest wall resection is characterized by the removal of the rubs, sternum, cartilage, and other soft tissues in the chest. This procedure is performed as a result of spreading lung cancer.
Also Known As:
- Chest wall resection and sternum reconstruction
Conditions Treated with Chest Wall Resection:
Chest wall resection is used to treat lung or breast cancer that has attached to the chest wall. It is also a form of treatment for osteosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, melanoma, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, chondroblastoma and plasmacytoma, among other types of cancer. Additionally, chest wall resection may be utilized to treat a chest wall infection, a sternum infection, chest trauma, or tissue death following radiation treatment.