Resected osteochondroma of the rib in an elderly patient.

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Summary of "Resected osteochondroma of the rib in an elderly patient."

Solitary osteochondroma of the rib is a rare primary chest wall tumor. Herein, we report a case of a successfully resected osteochondroma of the rib. The patient was a 73-year-old asymptomatic woman who came to our hospital regularly for treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. A checkup chest roentgenogram showed a shadow at the right anterior chest wall consistent with a mass, and computed tomography showed a tumor arising from the right fourth rib. Because it was impossible to exclude completely the diagnosis of a well-differentiated chondrosarcoma, we performed resection of the right anterior chest wall and a re construction with a rigid prosthesis. The post operative course of the patient was unremarkable. The final pathological diagnosis of the rib tumor was osteochondroma.

Affiliation

Hirai Division of Thoracic Surgery, Fukui Red Cross Hospital, 2-4-1 Tsukimi, Fukui, 918-8506, Japan, cfaqq207@gmail.com.

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Name: General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
ISSN: 1863-6713
Pages: 588-91

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A cartilage-capped benign tumor that often appears as a stalk on the surface of bone. It is probably a developmental malformation rather than a true neoplasm and is usually found in the metaphysis of the distal femur, proximal tibia, or proximal humerus. Osteochondroma is the most common of benign bone tumors.

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