Chondromyxoid Fibroma of the Sternum in a 63-Year-Old Woman

Kilic D., Findikcioglu A., Tepeoglu M., Vural Ç.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.42, ss.400-402, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14503/thij-14-4381
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.400-402


Primary chondromyxoid fibroma is a benign bone tumor. Its localization in the sternum is quite rare; we found only 6 relevant reports. We report our diagnosis and treatment of a chondromyxoid fibroma in the sternum of a 63-year-old woman. The patient underwent subtotal sternectomy and chest-wall reconstruction with use of a titanium rib bridge system and Prolene mesh. The patient's clinical course was uneventful, and she had no local recurrence 41 months postoperatively. Our review herein of the 6 previous cases reveals that our patient is the oldest thus far to have been diagnosed with a sternal chondromyxoid fibroma.