General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 39–41

Anterior chest wall giant cell tumor

  • Arash Dehghan
  • Amir Hossein Moaddab
  • Mahdi Eskandarlou
  • Abbas Moeeni
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-009-0463-8

Cite this article as:
Dehghan, A., Moaddab, A.H., Eskandarlou, M. et al. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2010) 58: 39. doi:10.1007/s11748-009-0463-8

Abstract

Giant cell tumors (GCTs) of bone are rare primary neoplasms that usually originate from the epiphysis of long bones. Even when the tumor occurs in a rib, it is usually in the posterior aspect. We report a case of a GCT originating from the anterior arc of the rib in a 22-year-old woman presenting with a progressively growing thoracic mass in the right anterior chest wall. Through this case the authors emphasize not only the rarity of a bone GCT but also its unusual costal localization.

Key words

Giant cell tumorRibAnterior chest wall tumor

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arash Dehghan
    • 1
  • Amir Hossein Moaddab
    • 2
  • Mahdi Eskandarlou
    • 3
  • Abbas Moeeni
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, School of MedicineHamedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Faculty of MedicineHamedanIran
  2. 2.School of MedicineHamedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Faculty of MedicineHamedanIran
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, School of MedicineHamedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Faculty of MedicineHamedanIran
  4. 4.HamedanIran