Skip to main content
Log in

Sternal chondrosarcoma: a case report

  • Case Report
  • Published:
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Aims and scope Submit manuscript


Primary chest wall tumors are uncommon and constitute 0.2–2% of all tumors. Most common primary malignant bone tumor of sternum is chondrosarcoma. Adequate surgical excision remains the most important aspect of the management of chondrosarcoma. We herein describe a case of sternal chondrosarcoma in adult female.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3


  1. Toussirot E, Gallinet E, Auge B, Voillat L, Wendling D. Anterior chest wall malignancies. A review of ten cases. Rev Rhum Engl Ed. 1998;65:397–405.

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. Liptay MJ, Fry WA. Malignant bone tumors of chest wall. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999;11:278–84.

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. McAfee MK, Pairolero PC, Bergstralh EJ, et al. Chondrosarcoma of the chest wall: factors affecting survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 1985;40:535–41.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Vaporciyan AA, Swisher SG. Thoracic malignancies. In: Feig BW, Berger DH, Fuhrman GM, editors. The M.D. Anderson surgical oncology handbook. 2nd ed. Houston: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1999. p. 109–29.

    Google Scholar 

  5. Soderstrom M, Ekfors TO, Bohling TO, Teppo LH, Vuorio EI, Aro HT. No improvement in overall survival of 194 patients with chondrosarcoma in Finland in 1971–1990. Acta Orthop Scand. 2003;74:344–50.

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  6. Somers J, Faber LP. Chondroma and chondrosarcoma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999;11:270–7.

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. McAfee MK, Pairdeo PC, Bergstralh EJ, et al. Chondrosarcoma of the chest wall: factors affecting survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 1985;40:535–41.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  8. Pairolero PC, Arnold PG. Chest wall tumors. Experience with 100 consecutive patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1985;90:367–72.

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  9. Sabanathan S, Salama FD, Morgan WE, Harvey JA. Primary chest wall tumors. Ann Thorac Surg. 1985;39:4–15.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  10. Lee FY, Mankin HJ, Fondren G, et al. Chondrosarcoma of bone: an assessment of outcome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1999;81:326–38.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  11. Jamil N, Howie S, Salter DM. Therapeutic molecular targets in human chondrosarcoma. Int J Exp Pathol. 2010;91:387–93.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  12. Ramming KP, Holmes EC, Zarem HA, Lesavoy MA, Morton DL. Surgical management and reconstruction of extensive chest wall malignancies. Am J Surg. 1982;144:146–52.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  13. Burnard RJ, Martin N, Beattie Jr EJ. The value of resection in tumors involving the chest wall. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1974;68:530–5.

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  14. Graham J, Usher FL, Perry JL, Barkley HT. Marlex mesh as a prosthesis in the repair of thoracic wall defect. Ann Surg. 1960;151:469–79.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  15. Hodgkinson DJ, Arnold PG. Chest wall reconstruction using the external oblique muscle. Br J Plast Surg. 1980;33:216–20.

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Ashesh Kumar Jha.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Jha, A.K., Gupta, S. & Saha, S. Sternal chondrosarcoma: a case report. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 27, 182–184 (2011).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: