Other tumors of bone
Chest wall hamartoma

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 2 January 2019

Copyright: (c) 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed search: chest wall hamartoma bone

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Chest wall hamartoma. website. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
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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