Porcine dermal collagen (Permacol) for sternal reconstruction

Kwang Hyoung Lee, Kwang Taik Kim, Ho Sung Son, Jae Seung Jung, Jong Ho Cho

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In chest wall reconstruction after wide chest wall resection, the use of a musculocutaneous flap or prosthetic materials is inevitable for maintaining thoracic movement and a closed pleural cavity. We report a case of a 63-year-old male with a large invasive thymic carcinoma in the anterior mediastinum. The mass measured 6.8 cm and involved the sternum, left side of the parasternal area, ribs, and intercostal muscles. The patient underwent subtotal sternectomy, radical thymectomy, and reconstruction with biological mesh (Permacol). Successful chest wall reconstruction without any other complications was achieved, demonstrating the effectiveness of Permacol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Mediastinal neoplsms
  • Sternum
  • Surgical material
  • Thymectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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