Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma of the Chest Wall

Genkichi Saitoh, Yasuto Yoneshima, Toshihiko Nakamura, Dai Kitagawa, Nao Kinjo, Kippei Ohgaki, Shinichiro Maehara, Seiichi Teramoto, Eisuke Adachi, Yoichi Ikeda, Mari Mine

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A 79-year-old man complaining of an anterior chest mass with pain had an abnormal shadow on chest X-ray. A mass, 7 cm in size, with destruction of the right 4th rib was found on chest computed tomography. A F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) corresponding to the lesion showed an abnormal accumulation of FDG with the standardized uptake value(SUV) max=16.19. A malignant tumor of the chest wall origin was suspected and the tumor was resected with the 3th, 4th, and 5th ribs. Histologically, the tumor was diagnosed as dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma. He died of local recurrence about 5 months after the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-767
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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