Reconstruction of chest wall defects with autogenous ribs grafts

M. Kawamura, M. Seki, A. Yoshizu, M. Naruke, J. Yamahata, Y. Izumi, K. Eguchi, H. Horinouchi, R. Kato, K. Kikuchi, K. Kobayashi

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Three methods of chest wall reconstruction using autogenous rib grafts were reported. Fresh non-vascularized autogenous rib graft, vascularized autogenous ribs with muscle-flap, and pasteurized autogenous rib grafts were the materials used in these techniques. They are less convenient than those with artificial materials but afterwards physiologically more natural chest wall will be reconstructed. The third method (pasteurized rib graft) was applied to 22-year-old female with large recurrent desmoid tumor. Six resected ribs were heated in the saline at 60 degrees C for 30 min. and three of them were returned to the former position. Though tumor cells and bacteria are killed under this condition, these heated bone can be revascularized and replaced by normal bone as early as fresh non-vascularized rib graft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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