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CASE REPORT
Atypical deep somatic soft-tissue leiomyoma of extrathoracic chest wall: first case of the literature
  1. Guntug Batihan1,
  2. Ozan Usluer1,
  3. Seyda Ors Kaya1 and
  4. Zekiye Aydogdu2
  1. 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery, Medical Practice and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey
  2. 2 Department of Clinical Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery, Medical Practice and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Guntug Batihan, gbatihan{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Leiomyomas are benign soft-tissue tumours which take origin from the smooth muscles. Pleura and chest wall are uncommon location for such tumours. Here, we report a case of a 26-year-old female patient presented with 3 months history of chest pain. Chest X-ray and CT showed a calcified mass of 6×12 cm in size in the left lateral of the chest wall. After resection of the mass, pathological examination diagnosed it as atypical deep somatic soft-tissue leiomyoma of extrathoracic chest wall. No pathological finding was detected during follow-up.

  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • pathology
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  • Contributors GB, as a corresponding author, has a substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work. OU has a substantial contribution while final approval of the version to be published and conception and design. SOK has a substantial contribution while discuss planning and final approval of the version to be published. ZA has a contribution in analysis and interpretation of data in field of pathology.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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