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Resection and reconstruction of the sternum: case report.
  1. V Beltrami,
  2. G Gidaro


    The case history of a 67-year-old man who underwent a subtotal sternectomy for a tumour of the manubrium and left clavicle is reported. Histological examination revealed a highly undifferentiated metastatic carcinoma: the original tumour was not discovered but the patient was in good condition 10 months after operation. Adequate replacement and stabilization of the chest wall was obtained with autotransplantation of the tibia and muscle flaps.

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