Mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall in a 10-year-old girl mimicking malignancy: a case report

Tomoko Tanaka, Shigehisa Fumino, Toshiharu Shirai, Eiichi Konishi, Tatsuro Tajiri

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Abstract

We herein report a rare case of mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall in a 10-year-old girl. She complained of chest pain and was diagnosed with a large chest wall tumor originating from the left fourth rib. Malignancy such as osteosarcoma or chondrosarcoma could not be ruled out with imaging studies. Therefore, we performed a core needle biopsy assisted by thoracoscopy, which revealed no malignancy. Therefore, extended resection with chest wall reconstruction was unnecessary, and thoracoscopy-assisted tumor excision with only the removal of the involved fourth rib was performed without chest wall reconstruction. The postoperative course was satisfactory with no thoracic deformity and no recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-647
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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