Malignant tumors of the sternum in pediatric patients: report of two cases and literature review

Alexey S. Maletin, Vyacheslav I. Zorin, Valeria A. Gileva, Tatyana A. Novitsky, Alexander Yu. Mushkin
2017 Ortopediâ, Travmatologiâ i Vosstanovitelʹnaâ Hirurgiâ Detskogo Vozrasta  
Destructive changes in the bones are rarely observed in daily practice of pediatric orthopedic surgeons. Clinical and X-ray signs of destructive changes in the bone tissue are characteristic of tumoral, infectious, and inflammatory damages of bones. These signs do not always correspond to a specific disease, and differential diagnostics without histological evaluation is difficult. This is especially true for tumors of the sternum, 85% of which are malignant. Two rare clinical cases of primary
more » ... alignant sternal neoplastic lesions in pediatric patients, and a detailed analysis of their clinical, radiologic, and morphologic data are presented. The importance of early histological verification for determining the choice of treatment is demonstrated. A short literature review is also presented.
doi:10.17816/ptors5388-92 fatcat:dmy27psbiff7ritdcg4ujiyn5y