Fibrosarcoma of the chest wall

Last revised by Dr Osamah A. A. Alwalid on 23 Sep 2021

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

Epidemiology

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.

Pathology

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

Radiographic features

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

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Fibrosarcoma - recurrence
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