Bilateral Multifocal Hamartoma of the Chest Wall in an Infant


Yilmaz E., Erol O. B. , Pekcan M., Gundogdu G. , Bilgic B., Gun F. , ...More

POLISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.80, pp.283-285, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/pjr.894124
  • Title of Journal : POLISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-285

Abstract

Background: Hamartoma of the thoracic wall is a rare benign tumor that occurs in infancy and can be mistaken for a malignancy due to its clinical and imaging features. Hamartomas are extrapleural soft tissue lesions that cause rib expansion and destruction and appear on imaging as cystic areas with fluid levels and calcification. They can cause scoliosis, pressure on the neighboring lung parenchyma and mediastinal displacement. While conservative treatment is recommended in asymptomatic cases, growing lesions require surgical excision.