Chest Wall

Chest Wall Chest of Surgery

The chest wall is also known as thoracic wall, it is the boundary of the thoracic cavity.


chest wall tumors may be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous), and may originate there or have spread from elsewhere.

Treatment can vary based on factors such as the type of tumor and the stage of its progression. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment for most early stage chest wall tumors. Additional treatment can include radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.At Max Hospital the Thoracic Surgeon will coordinate a team of specialists in the management of this disease.


Chest wall deformities are structural abnormalities in the chest. These structural abnormalities can be classified into two different types:

  • Pectus excavatum: known as “sunken” or “funnel” chest.
  • Pectus carinatum: known as “pigeon” chest.

At Max hospital our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to correct theses deformities.

Infections / Sinuses

Chest wall infection may occur in soft tissue, cartilage and bone. Treatment depends on type location and magnitude of infection. Treatment may range from use of antibiotics to surgical resection of devitalized tissue and subsequent coverage with well vascularized soft tissue. At Max hospital the Thoracic Surgeon will coordinate a team of specialists in the management of this disease.

Endoscopic Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is used mainly as a treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) but can also be used to help treat extreme facial flushing.

Axillary and Palmar Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is a key hole surgery of the chest which is offered to patients who have hyperhidrosis of underarms and hands or facial blushing. Surgery may be considered as a last resort of treatment.

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