Mohammad Al-Onazi, MD, MME, Mohammed Babiker, MD. Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Sternum or chest wall resection is performed for a variety of conditions such as primary and secondary tumors of the chest wall or the sternum.
Sternum reconstruction has been a complex problem in the past due to intraoperative technical difficulties, surgical complications, and respiratory failure caused by the chest wall instability and paradoxical respiratory movements. Advances in the fields of surgery and anesthesia result in more aggressive resections. Nowadays neither the size nor the position of the chest wall defect limits surgical management, because resection and reconstruction are performed in a single operation that provides immediate chest wall stability. Chest wall resection involves resection of the ribs, sternum, costal cartilages and the accompanying soft tissues and the reconstruction strategy depends on the site and extent of the resected chest wall defect.
Here I`ll present, the youngest ever case reported, 2 years old girl with rhabdomyosarcoma involving the sternum. I will present the management challenges and the reconstruction options
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87243
Program Number: P180
Presentation Session: iPoster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster