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Giant Hemangioma of the Chest Wall

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46 year-old woman patient, it was learned that she had 10 operations between for this chest wall congenital mass lesion. At physical examination, there was a mass lesion originating at the inferior margin of scapula and extending to the medial side of the right breast. There were multiple varicose dilatations in it.

46 year-old woman patient, it was learned that she had 10 operations between for this congenital mass lesion. At physical examination, there was a mass lesion originating at the inferior margin of scapula and extending to the medial side of the right breast. There were multiple varicose dilatations in it. Multiple scars were also detected on the surface of the lesion due to previous operations (Figure 1A-1B). There was a tenderness and a thrill with palpation.

Computorised Tomography sections revealed marked thickening at the soft tissues of right hemithorax. There were several soft tissue densities within the adipose tissue of right hemithorax with calcification in some of them. Same soft tissue densities were also seen within the right breast. There was pleural thickening and pleural mass lesions at the right hemithorax (Figure 2A). The bigger one contained submillimeteric calcifications. There was cortical thinning, destruction and deformation at the right 6th costa.

Magnetic Resonans imaging revealed a huge mass lesion that invaded skin, subcutaneous fatty tissue and neighboring muscles. The lesion extends to lateral anterior chest wall. The costae from 3th to 7th were infiltrated. The mass lesion infiltrated the pleura. There was marked volume loss within the right hemithorax due to pleural and costal invasion (Figure 2B). There were widespread nodules throughout the right pleura, being located at the right upper lobe extending to the right middle and upper segment of the lower lobes. The breast tissue was also involved (Figure 2C-2D).

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  • Recieved: 14.03.2011
  • Accepted: 29.03.2011
  • Published Online: 29.03.2011
  • Printed: 01.04.2012
  • DOI: 10.4328/JCAM.649
  • Author: Mahmut Tokur, Can Kurkcuoglu, Sedat Demircan, Cuneyit Kurul
  • Identifier: J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(2):649-649
  • Index Page: 649-649
  • How to Cite: Mahmut Tokur, Can Kurkcuoglu, Sedat Demircan, Kurul. Giant Hemangioma of the Chest Wall. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(2):649-649
  • Running Title: Hemangioma
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