Surgical treatment of solitary sternal metastasis from breast cancer Case report

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Girolamo Geraci
Federica Fatica
Massimo Cajozzo
Alessio Antonino Anzalone
Giuseppe Modica


BACKGROUND: Bone metastasis is a frequent and early complication of breast cancer. This case report describes a technique for a partial exeresis of the sternum and the reconstruction of the pleura with autologous dermis from the lower abdomen and the loss of substance with a myocutaneous flap.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: We describe the case of a 50-year old woman with a sternal excavated lesion with pathologic fracture due to an invasive adenocarcinoma, treated with a partial exeresis of the sternum and the reconstruction with a myocutaneous flap.

RESULTS: The patient doesn’t show evidence of recurrent disease and the stability of her chest well preserved.

CONCLUSION: Metastatic breast cancer to the sternum, if detected early and treated aggressively, holds the possibility of such a cure.

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Geraci, Girolamo, et al. “Surgical Treatment of Solitary Sternal Metastasis from Breast Cancer Case Report”. Annali Italiani Di Chirurgia, vol. 5, no. May, May 2016, pp. 1-4,
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