Other tumors of bone
Chest wall hamartoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 October 2016, last major update June 2005

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Chest wall hamartoma. website. Accessed December 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Extremely rare
  • Benign
  • Multilobular masses in chest wall of newborns and infants; may interfere with normal delivery
  • Excellent prognosis, treatment may not be required
Radiology description
  • Large lesion that deforms one or more ribs
Gross description
  • Islands of cartilage and cysts
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cartilaginous nodules with variable hypercellularity, cartilage matures into trabecular bone and resembles growth plate
  • Spindle cell proliferation with giant cells and aneurysmal bone cysts
Differential diagnosis
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