Anterior chest wall mass in an elderly male.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of chondrosarcoma arising from the right anterior second rib in an 84-year-old man is described. Radiographic features include amorphous calcification within a chest wall mass. CT findings include calcification and necrosis within the 8 X 8 X 10 cm tumor, and extension into the adjacent lung. The presence of zones of dedifferentiation into fibrosarcoma in the surgically resected tumor indicates a poor prognosis, with a high likelihood of early recurrence and pulmonary metastasis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chiles, C; Chen, JT; Elson, CE; Roggli, V

Published Date

  • July 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 355 - 359

PubMed ID

  • 4044175

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-9996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004424-198507000-00004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States