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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   SPRING 2007 , Volume 50 , Number 95; Page(s) 31 To 42.
 
Paper: 

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CHEST WALL TUMOURS

 
 
Author(s):  FATAHI MASOUM S.H.*, SHARIFI DALOUEI S.R., RAHIM B., AMOUZGAR M.H., SAMINI F., ETEMAD REZAEI H.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF LUNG SURGERY, GHAEM HOSPITAL, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Chest wall tumor is an uncommon malignancy; and incomplete diagnosis and resection and inability to reconstruction of expanded chest wall defect after resection, Causes mortality and morbidity in patients. Academic surgery provides the best choice for the patients, and surgery technique should be based on the individual characteristics. This study was done to evaluate the surgery results of chest wall tumors and to report the operated cases.
Material and Methods: The descriptive research was performed in Tehran Valiasr Hospital and Ghaem Hospital (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences) from 1995 to 2003 (9 years) and 61 patients have been evaluated in retrospective study. Individual, clinical, laboratory, treatment and complication data were gathered in a questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistics.
Results: 28 (45.9%) patients had primary chest wall malignancy, 4 (6.55%) patients had metastatic tumors, 10 (16.39%) patients had benign tumors, 16 (26.22%) patients had inflammatory disease and 3 (4.9%) had undiagnosed pattern.
Conclusion: Results of our study and also review of other articles recommended that wide enblock excision of chest wall tumors with appropriate reconstruction is the best method of treatment.

 
Keyword(s): CHEST WALL TUMOR, CHEST WALL RECONSTRUCTION, METASTATIC TUMORS TO THE CHEST WALL
 
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