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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9135657, 5 pages
Case Report

Reconstruction of Chest Wall by Cryopreserved Sternal Allograft after Resection of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of Sternum

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplant Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Farahnaz Sadegh Beigee

Received 11 November 2016; Accepted 29 January 2017; Published 19 February 2017

Academic Editor: Yueh-Bih Tang

Copyright © 2017 Kambiz Sheikhy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 20-year-old female was referred to our hospital due to deformity and bulging in anterior aspect of chest wall in sternal area. Chest X-ray and CT scan confirmed a large mass with destruction of sternum. Pathologic diagnosis after incisional biopsy was compatible with aneurysmal bone cyst. We resected sternum completely and reconstructed large anterior defect by a cryopreserved sternal allograft. In follow-up of patient there was no unstability of chest wall with good cosmetic result.