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Chest Wall Resection

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Chest Wall Resection

What is Chest Wall Resection?

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.

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Anesthesia with Chest Wall Resection:

Chest wall resection is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Chest Wall Resection:

Possible risks following chest wall resection include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Other potential complications include disfigurement, prosthetic malfunction and respiratory failure.

Prognosis after Chest Wall Resection:

The prognosis for a positive end result following chest wall resection is good. Notably, the procedure is often successful at removing cancer from the chest area.

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