Chest Wall

Introduction

Chest Wall tumors usually cause no symptom and present as a lump growing in the chest wall. Tumors of the chest wall include those that grow on the ribs and sternum. These can be both malignant and benign.

Symptoms

Chest Wall tumors usually cause no symptom and present as a lump growing in the chest wall. Occasionally it may cause local pain or even fractures of the ribs.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is confirmed by a carefully performed biopsy.

 

Treatment

The treatment is done by surgery in which complete removal of full thickness of chest wall including all the muscles and ribs with more than 2 cm clear margin around the tumor and then reconstruction of the chest wall by using various imported synthetic materials, including complex plastic surgery operations. We have a vast experience in treating from smallest to the largest of such tumors with excellent long term survivors.

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