Pediatric osteoblastoma of the sternum: A new surgical technique for reconstruction after removal - Case report and review of the literature

Golant A., Lou J., EROL B. , Gaynor J., Low D., Dormans J.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, cilt.24, sa.3, ss.319-322, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01241398-200405000-00015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.319-322


Benign osteoblastoma is a rare tumor of bone that has been reported in a variety of skeletal locations. A case of an isolated benign osteoblastoma in the sternum of an 11-year-old boy is described. In the chest wall, osteoblastoma has been reported in the ribs, and rarely in the sternum. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of an isolated sternal osteoblastoma in a child presented in the literature. The clinical and radiologic presentation of osteoblastoma is discussed, as well as an approach for reconstruction of the sternal defect following removal of the tumor. Experience with sternal reconstruction in the pediatric Population is limited. This case demonstrates that osteoblastoma of the sternum can be successfully treated with wide resection and that sternal defect reconstruction can be accomplished successfully in a child.