SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.20 issue3Perspective on the primary prevention of COVID-19Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in an elderly patient author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


GONZALEZ-RAMIREZ, José Alberto; GONZALEZ, Wendy Reyna; RIVERA-DOROTEO, Angel  and  MONTALVO-RAMIREZ, Pablo Aldahir. Surgical repair of sternum chondrosarcoma in a 58-year-old male patient: Case report. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.502-506. ISSN 1814-5469.

Sternum chondrosarcoma is an infrequent malignant neoplasm which occurs mainly in adults over 50 years old. Grade 1 chondrosarcoma is the most frequent among the heterogenous group of tumors that fall into this classification, however, it is most frequently presented in the pelvic region, in long bones of the appendicular skeleton and in the costal region. The fact that it presents in the sternal region compromises the constitution of nearby organs. Due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy having a scarce therapeutic effect, we proceeded with surgical intervention where a wide resection of the sternal chondrosarcoma and liver metastasectomy was performed, subsequently, the chest wall was rebuilt using titanium plates and microsurgical right dorsal muscle flap. The final result was favorable. We present a conventional chondrosarcoma (grade 1) case at the xyphoid process level with liver metastasis.

Keywords : Sternotomy; Bone neoplasms; Thoracic surgery (source: MeSH NLM)..

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English | Spanish     · English ( pdf ) | Spanish ( pdf )