Spontaneous hemothorax caused by a chest wall chondrosarcoma

Jason H T Karlawish, Gardner W. Smith, Edward Gabrielson, Mark Chang Hwa Liu

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A 48-year-old man who presented with chest pain was found to have a spontaneous hemothorax caused by a large grade II chondrosarcoma. This was diagnosed on the basis of the findings from thoracotomy. After chest tube drainage of the hemothorax, the tissue obtained by two computed tomography-guided biopsies of a residual mass did not yield findings that allowed diagnosis of the tumor. This unusual case illustrates the importance of a systematic workup whenever a spontaneous hemothorax is encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Hemothorax
Chondrosarcoma
Thoracic Wall
Chest Tubes
Thoracotomy
Chest Pain
Drainage
Tomography
Biopsy
Neoplasms

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Spontaneous hemothorax caused by a chest wall chondrosarcoma. / Karlawish, Jason H T; Smith, Gardner W.; Gabrielson, Edward; Liu, Mark Chang Hwa.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 59, No. 1, 1995, p. 231-233.

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Karlawish, Jason H T ; Smith, Gardner W. ; Gabrielson, Edward ; Liu, Mark Chang Hwa. / Spontaneous hemothorax caused by a chest wall chondrosarcoma. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1995 ; Vol. 59, No. 1. pp. 231-233.
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