Aneurysmal rib cyst

  • 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 | panos_hountis@hotmail.com Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Greece.

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.    

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Published
2017-09-22
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Aneurysmal rib cyst, rib, tumor.
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How to Cite
Moraitis, S., Moraitis, D., Chounti, M., & Hountis, P. (2017). Aneurysmal rib cyst. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 87(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.860