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Aneurysmal rib cyst

Sotirios Moraitis, Dimitrios Moraitis, Maria Chounti, Panagiotis Hountis
  • Sotirios Moraitis
    Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Greece
  • Dimitrios Moraitis
    Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Department of Administration and Statistics, Greece
  • Maria Chounti
    Nursing School-Technological Institute of Patra, Greece
  • Panagiotis Hountis
    Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Greece | panos_hountis@hotmail.com

Abstract

Thoracic cage is the site of development of various primary or metastatic tumors. An aneurysmal rib cyst is a benign tumor arising from the chest wall. Aneurysmal rib cyst is considered a rare surgical entity and its presence must be followed by removal for histology examination. We present here the case of an aneurysmal rib cyst to a young 33-year-old female. The tumor was presented as an expanding left anterior second rib mass during a self-breast examination. Chest x-ray showed a shadow on the left upper lung area and CT scan revealed a large multicystic mass in the anterolateral left 2nd rib protruding underneath the thoracic major muscle. We discuss the clinicopathological characteristics of this tumor and its surgical management along with a short literature review.    

Keywords

Aneurysmal rib cyst; rib; tumor.

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