Sternectomy for primary chondrosarcoma

Stéphane Collaud, Theresa Stork, Daniel Valdivia, Keita Tokuishi, Clemens Aigner

Abstract

The incidence of chondrosarcoma is <0.5 per million and year, accounting for the most frequent primary malignant chest wall tumor (1). Surgery plays a major role in the treatment of chondrosarcoma since chondrosarcoma is relatively insensitive to chemotherapy and radiation (2). Due to the large tumor size at diagnosis, extended chest wall resection is often necessary.