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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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ARMAS PEREZ, Bárbaro Agustín et al. Primary tumors of the thorax wall. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2011, vol.50, n.3, pp.286-294. ISSN 0034-7493.

Introduction: the theoretical features in the primary tumors of the thorax wall, especially in the classification and clinical, diagnostic y therapeutical features were reviewed to know the results of treatment in our institution. Methods: a descriptive and retrospective study was conducted to analyze the results of surgical treatment in 22 patients (sample) with primary tumors of the thorax wall during 15 years (from January,1993 to December, 2008) in the services of general surgery and orthopedics of the "Amalia Simoni" Hospital of the Camagüey province. Results: there was a slight predominance of female sex and the age group from 17 to 44 years (mean, 39.4), the predominant comorbid disease was the high blood pressure, the right hemithorax was the more involved and the ribs from 1 to 4 were the more injured with predominance of benign affections including the osteochondroma. The treatment more applied was the surgical resection and the postoperative complication predominant was the bronchopneumonia. The tumor relapse rate was high but not always due to cancer. The were 4 deceased due to advanced malignant disease without perioperative deaths. Conclusions: results were compared to other reports with coincidence points in different features but also differing and try to unify criteria to improve diagnosis y the results of treatment of these patients. Most of patients were without complications and the tumor relapse was over the expected. The tumor resection always must to be wide. Global result was satisfactory.

Keywords : primary tumor of thorax wall; costal tumors; soft parts tumors in thorax wall.

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