Refractory bleeding from a chest wall sarcoma: A rare indication for palliative resection

Daniel J. Weber, John J. Coleman, Kenneth A. Kesler

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We report a case of a 57-year-old male who presented with an inoperable chest wall sarcoma due to numerous pulmonary metastases and was treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The patient subsequently developed refractory bleeding from the chest wall tumor requiring palliative chest wall resection and reconstruction. The patient made an uneventful recovery however died from metastatic disease 8 months later. This case represents a very rare indication for palliative chest wall resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number82
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 12 2013



  • Chest wall sarcoma
  • Palliative resection
  • Refractory bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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