Rib enchondroma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Increasing shortness of breath and previous asbestos exposure





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 centered 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
Published: 14th Apr 2011
Last edited: 26th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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