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Rib enchondroma

Case contributed by: Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation:

Increasing shortness of breath and previous asbestos exposure

Modality: X-ray
Modality: CT

Case Discussion:

The chest radiograph reveals what was assumed to be a pleurally based mass in the right upper chest wall.  The subsequent CT confirmed the presence of the abnormality. 

However, the mass was centred on the rib, with non-aggressive appearances and expansion of the bone.

Features are those of an enchondroma of the rib.  

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