ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Rapidly growing chest wall mass mimicking a malignant tumor: proliferative myositis
Makbule Ergin1, Feride Sapmaz2, Ruhiye Cevit3, İsmail Ergin4, Ali Yeginsu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat
2Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Sivas Sultan 1. İzzettin Keykavus State Hospital, Sivas
3Departments of Pathology, Sivas Sultan 1. İzzettin Keykavus State Hospital, Sivas
4Department of Radiology, Cevdet Aykan State Hospital, Tokat
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.064
Proliferative myositis is a rare tumor that rapidly grows in muscles. A 60-year-old male patient with a firm chest wall tumor suggestive of a malignant lesion was referred to our clinic. The tumor was surgically resected after the confirmation of its benignity by frozen sections. The histological findings confirmed the diagnosis. In conclusion, proliferative myositis is an unusual, benign, pathological entity. Its clinical and radiological features may, however, simulate a malignant process, and a simple local excision is satisfactory for diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords : Chest wall mass; proliferative myositis; thoracic wall; tumors
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