Rib enchondroma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Increasing shortness of breath and previous asbestos exposure

Modality: X-ray

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Modality: CT

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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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Case Information

rID: 13469
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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