Fibrosarcoma of the chest wall

Fibrosarcoma of the chest wall refers to a malignant tumour arising from the chest wall.


It typically presents in adults, although the age range of presentation is wide. It rarely occurs as a congenital form in infants and children 2.


In the thorax, fibrosarcomas usually occur in the soft tissues of the chest wall. There is often internal necrosis and haemorrhage.

Radiographic features

It usually manifests as masses that are often heterogeneous in attenuation and signal intensity on CT and MR images

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Article information

rID: 51927
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chest wall fibrosarcoma
  • Thoracic wall fibrosarcoma

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