Resection of radiation-Induced sarcoma of the clavicle

Atsushi Osoegawa, Ichiro Yoshino, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Kameyama, Takuro Kometani, Yoshihiko Kumamoto, Yoshihiko Maehara

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We report here the resection of a radiation-induced sarcoma (RIS) of the left clavicle developed in a 59-year-old woman 13 years after radiation for breast cancer. Surgery consisted of extirpation of the tumor with a combined resection of the total layer of the chest wall, the left brachiocephalic vein, and the left subclavian vein, reconstructed with a pediculated musculocutaneous graft using the right latissimus dorsi muscle. RIS of the clavicle is rare, and the prognosis might be poor. However, a complete removal of the tumor is feasible and can be performed safely. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 14: 178-180).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology


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