A huge mass destroying the fifth rib : A rare case of cavernous haemangioma

Sirmali M., Tueruet H. , Findik G., Agackiran Y., Kaya S.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.107, sa.4, ss.454-456, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 107 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680097
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.454-456


A 28-year-old female patient presented with back pain, dyspnea and coughing. Chest radiograph showed a mass in the middle zone of the right hemithorax. CT confirmed the mass was confined to the 5th rib. During the exploratory thoracotomy, a smooth, firm mass measuring 7 x 9 x 5 cm was found to have destroyed the middle and posterior parts of the 5th rib. Together with the adjacent intercostal muscles, the 5th rib was excised en-block. Postoperative pathology was cavernous haemangioma. Cavernous haemangioma of the rib is very rare, and very few cases have been reported in the literature.