BOGDAN ANDREI SUCIU, IOANA HALMACIU, VASILE BUD, CONSTANTIN COPOTOIU, DECEBAL FODOR, CRISTIAN TRAMBITAS, DUMITRU GODJA, VLAD VUNVULEA, CALIN MOLNAR, KLARA BRINZANIUC THE USE OF POLYPROPYLENE MESH IN THE RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES OF THE THORACIC WALL AFTER RESECTIONS OF THE THORACIC WALL The thoracic wall resections for tumoral affections are laborious surgical interventions characterized by a high mortality and mobility. In order to create this paper we created a observational retrospective study in which we included 21 patients that have underwent parietal thoracic resections for tumoral affections. In all the patients we practiced the reconstruction of the thoracic wall using polypropylene mesh. The main postoperative complications were: seromas (14.28% of the cases), hematomas (9.52% of the cases), wound infection (4.76% of the cases), pneumonia (23.8% of the cases), respiratory failure (23.8% of the cases), paradoxical movement of the thoracic wall (52.38% of the cases). No deceases were recorded. In conclusion, the use of polypropylene mesh in the reconstructive techniques of the thoracic wall after thoracic wall resection represents a viable method, with good respiratory functional results.