Chest wall resection and reconstruction by composite prosthesis for locally recurrent breast carcinoma

Francesco Petrella, Giorgio Lo Iacono, Monica Casiraghi, Lorenzo Gherzi, Elena Prisciandaro, Cristina Garusi, Lorenzo Spaggiari


Primary or secondary chest wall neoplasms and contiguous infiltration of the chest wall from breast or lung cancer represent the most frequent indications for neoplastic chest wall resection (1,2). Chest wall reconstruction together with adequate soft tissue coverage are the main principles for managing major post resectional chest wall defects (3).