Simultaneous chest wall reconstruction after sternectomy and modified radical mastectomy in locally advanced breast cancer with solitary sternal metastasis

Journal of breast cancer
Hyun Jong KangYoung Bum Yoo

Abstract

Bone is the most common metastatic organ in patients with breast cancer. The most significant clinical symptom of bone metastasis is pain which reduces quality of life in cancer patients. We report a case of chest wall reconstruction after partial sternal resection for solitary sternal metastasis and modified radical mastectomy in a patient with locally advanced breast cancer. The sternal defect was reconstructed with a 2 mm thick Gore-Tex patch. Postoperative pain was acceptable and the patient was discharged without any complications. The patient received the endocrine and bisphosphonate therapy combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. No recurrence or complications were observed during a follow-up period of 36 months. We describe our good surgical management results of sternal metastatic lesion in a patient with locally advanced breast cancer. We suggest that simultaneous sternectomy is a safe and curative surgical method for a solitary sternal metastasis when no evidence of systemic spread is noted.

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Citations

Sep 8, 2015·Clinical & Experimental Metastasis·Caterina FontanellaFabio Puglisi

Methods Mentioned

BETA
biopsy
dissection
imaging techniques
surgical resection

Related Concepts

Malignant Neoplasm of Breast
Malignant Neoplasms
Complication
Endocrine System Diseases
Mastectomy, Radical
Neoplasm Metastasis
Patient Discharge
Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Bone
Skeletal Bone
Excision

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