Joe Putnam
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Outcomes of surgery for chest wall sarcomas.

Putnam JB
Thorac Surg Clin. 2010 20 (4): 535-42

PMID: 20974437 · DOI:10.1016/j.thorsurg.2010.07.005

Chest wall resection requires wide local excision, negative margins, and adequate reconstruction. Outcomes are generally good to excellent with wide local excision and negative margins. Mortality is nearly 0% to 1% with mild morbidity. Multispecialty surgical teams may be required for more complex situations. Early diagnosis of chest wall sarcomas, confirmation by an experienced sarcoma pathologist, and multidisciplinary discussion before treatment initiation, are all required for optimal and successful therapy.

MeSH Terms (12)

Bone Neoplasms Chondrosarcoma Humans Patient Selection Reconstructive Surgical Procedures Rhabdomyosarcoma Sarcoma Sarcoma Sarcoma, Ewing Soft Tissue Neoplasms Sternum Thoracic Wall

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