Tumors of the chest wall (differentials)

Last revised by Dr Ammar Ashraf on 04 Dec 2021

Tumors of the chest wall are varied, some of which are found most often in this region. They can be divided into benign and malignant tumors and into those which arise in the ribcage and those of soft tissue density.

Benign

Benign tumors include 1,3,4:

Malignant

The most common malignant lesions are metastases. Lesions include 2-4:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: ganglioneuroma
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  • Case 2: Ewing sarcoma/pPNET of chest wall
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  • Case 3: sternal osteosarcoma
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  • Case 4: schwannoma
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