Primary and Secondary Tumors of the Sternum

Document Type: Brief Communications


1 Thoracic Surgeon, Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Fellowship of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Diseases Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran



Sternal tumors are very rare and challenging. Secondary sternal tumors are more common than primary tumors. These tumors are usually refractory to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and surgery is the best choice for their treatment. In this study, we reported the collected data of 15 patients with primary and secondary tumors of the sternum, histological type, as well as kind of resection and reconstruction. Out of 15 subjects, 13 and 2 cases had primary tumors and sternal metastases, respectively


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