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Hamartoma of the thoracic wall
  1. Saibal Gupta,
  2. Narayan C. Pal
  1. Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta 20, India
  2. Department of Pathology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta 20, India

    Abstract

    A 16-year-old boy presented with a slowly growing tumour of the chest wall involving the posterior ends of the second and third ribs on the left side and the corresponding vertebrae. The tumour on excision was a well-localized growth with a bony shell, the second and third ribs originating from its anterior end. Histological studies showed a benign tumour with haphazard distribution of bony spicules, smooth muscle, adipose tissue, angiomatous tissue, nerve bundles, and lymph follicles. This was diagnosed as a hamartoma of the thoracic wall.

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