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The chest is opened by removing the sternum with cartilaginous rib ends, taking care to sample the costochondral junction (fifth rib) for histologic analysis.
75% of chest wall chondrosarcomas arise from the costochondral junction between the ribs and sternum as was observed in our case.
Pronounced widening of the wrists and beading of the ribs at the costochondral junctions were also confirmed by X-ray.