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Two patients had reconstruction of the chest wall with Poly-L-lactide (P-L-LA) plate. P-L-LA is a synthetic polymer which is absorbed in vivo. Case 1: A 28-year-old male with funnel chest underwent sterno-costal elevation and P-L-LA plate insersion. A skin eruption with foreign body granulation appeared 5 months aftter the operation, but it was controlled with steroid ointment. Case 2: A 55-year-old female with a metastatic chest wall tumor from breast cancer underwent tumorectomy, chest walldoi:10.2995/jacsurg1987.5.573 fatcat:gtmfxy5ndnarhgx4k2swv46ut4