Infantile Cartilaginous Hamartoma of the Rib. A case report.

Rao, Lakshmi and Kini, Anuradha C and Valiathan, Manna and Rao, Chennakeshava Gurpur and Rao, Ravikala V (2001) Infantile Cartilaginous Hamartoma of the Rib. A case report. Acta Cytologica, 45 (1). pp. 69-73.

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BACKGROUND: Infantile cartilaginous hamartoma of the rib is a rare condition occurring in newborn infants, with an incidence of 1 in 3,000 (0.03%) among primary bone tumor cases. Reports of this condition so far have presented the clinical, radiologic and histopathologic features. To the best of our knowledge, reports of the cytopathologic features have not been documented. In the present case report, clinical, radiologic and cytopathologic features and differential diagnosis are enumerated. CASE: A 1-month-old, male infant presented with a chest wall mass with a clinical diagnosis of osteochondroma. On fine needle aspiration cytology, a diagnosis of infantile cartilaginous hamartoma of the rib was suggested; it was supplemented by the clinical history and radiologic findings. CONCLUSION: Although rare, this condition ought to be kept in mind while dealing with infantile chest wall masses to avoid an erroneous diagnosis of malignancy, owing to its ominous cytopathologic features

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hamartoma,Ribs,Aspiration biospy,Infantile Cartilaginous hamartoma
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2013 04:20

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