Complex Presentation of Anterior Chest Wall Chondrosarcoma

Authors

  • Augusto Mädke Brenner Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0512-8268
  • Marcio Luis Lucas Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre
  • Eduardo Abeche Generosi Hospital Mãe de Deus
  • Gabriel Ribeiro Mädke Hospital Mãe de Deus

Keywords:

Chondrosarcoma, Thoracic Wall, Thoracic Surgery

Abstract

Chondrosarcoma is the third most common primary bone malignancy, but its thoracic presentation is unusual compared to the pelvis and extremities. Chest wall chondrosarcomas are difficult to be surgically resected due to their proximity to neurovascular structures. We report the case of a 48-year-old man presenting with a history of chest bulging. Computed tomography showed a lesion of approximately 12 cm in the sagittal axis adjacent to the upper lobe of the left lung, compressing the upper lobar bronchus and causing parenchymal atelectasis. Biopsy revealed chondrosarcoma. The lesion extrinsically compressed the left pectoralis major muscle and invaded the left pectoralis minor muscle. After complete surgical resection, the patient was discharged on postoperative day 20.

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Author Biographies

Augusto Mädke Brenner, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

Faculdade de medicina

Marcio Luis Lucas, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre

Departmento de Cirurgia Vascular

Eduardo Abeche Generosi, Hospital Mãe de Deus

Departmento de Cirurgia Torácica

Gabriel Ribeiro Mädke, Hospital Mãe de Deus

Departamento de Cirurgia Torácica

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Published

2021-07-26

How to Cite

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Brenner AM, Lucas ML, Generosi EA, Mädke GR. Complex Presentation of Anterior Chest Wall Chondrosarcoma. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 2021Jul.26 [cited 2022May21];41(2). Available from: https://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/109993

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Case Report: Images in Medicine