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Chest wall reconstruction using steel wire in a case of Chondrosarcoma Rib: a novel technique of neo-rib

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Chest wall tumor usually requires enbloc resection of tumor with overlying skin, adjoining ribs, and occasionally sternum. An ideal prosthetic material to cover the bony defect as well as maintain respiratory mechanics is yet to be developed. Commonly available methods include combination of the mesh with rigid metallic plates, bone cement, etc., over the skeletal defect, which is then covered with a muscle flap. Here, we are reporting a case of Chondrosarcoma Rib in which rib was reconstructed using non-rigid stainless steel wire, which is easily available and simple to perform.

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Ram, D., Darlong, L.M., Sharma, A. et al. Chest wall reconstruction using steel wire in a case of Chondrosarcoma Rib: a novel technique of neo-rib. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 33, 187–189 (2017).

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