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Surgery Today

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 2361–2365 | Cite as

Chondroma of the diaphragm mimicking a giant liver tumor with calcification: report of a case

  • Yoh Asahi
  • Toshiya KamiyamaEmail author
  • Kazuaki Nakanishi
  • Hideki Yokoo
  • Munenori Tahara
  • Akihiro Usui
  • Tohru Funakoshi
  • Masanori Sato
  • Ayami Sasaki
  • Yoshihiro Matsuno
  • Akinobu Taketomi
  • Satoru Todo
Case Report

Abstract

Extraskeletal chondroma is an unusual benign tumor, which rarely arises in the diaphragm. We report a case of chondroma of the diaphragm in a 31-year-old woman. Initially, a benign liver tumor with calcification was suspected, based on pre and intraoperative examination findings. Although parts of the tumor were contiguous with the diaphragm, its connections with the diaphragm were much narrower than its connection with the liver, which suggested a liver tumor. Pathological examination subsequently revealed that the chondroma was contiguous with the diaphragm and that there was a distinct border between the tumor and the liver; thus, the tumor was diagnosed as a chondroma of the diaphragm.

Keywords

Chondroma Extraskeletal Diaphragmatic tumor Calcification 

Notes

Conflict of interest

Yoh Asahi and his co-authors have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoh Asahi
    • 1
  • Toshiya Kamiyama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kazuaki Nakanishi
    • 1
  • Hideki Yokoo
    • 1
  • Munenori Tahara
    • 1
  • Akihiro Usui
    • 1
  • Tohru Funakoshi
    • 1
  • Masanori Sato
    • 1
  • Ayami Sasaki
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Matsuno
    • 2
  • Akinobu Taketomi
    • 1
  • Satoru Todo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterological Surgery IHokkaido University Graduate School of MedicineSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyHokkaido University HospitalSapporoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Transplantation SurgeryHokkaido University HospitalSapporoJapan

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