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Chest wall resection refers to the surgical removal of such anatomical structures as the sternum, ribs, cartilage, and other soft tissue of the chest wall. Diseases and conditions that may be treated by chest wall resection include cancer and tumors (sarcomas, lymphomas, and metastatic cancer) chest wall infections, and chest wall trauma.
For more information and treatment options, please visit the Multidisciplinary Chest Wall Disease Management Clinic.
This information is provided by the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.