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Uncommon cause for chest pain
  1. Preyander Thakur Singh1,
  2. Deepak Burad2,
  3. Julie Hephzibah3,
  4. Thomas Vizhalil Paul1
  1. 1Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  3. 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Thomas Vizhalil Paul, thomasvpaul{at}

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A man aged 26 years presented with pain in the left side of the chest for 9 months, which was increasing on respiration and movement. However, patient did not have exertional dyspnoea, fever, skin lesions, history of trauma, weight loss or loss of appetite. On examination, patient had localised tender swelling on the lower part of left side of the chest with no other bony deformity or facial asymmetry. Chest X-ray posteroanterior view (figure 1) revealed radioluscent expansile lytic lesion in the left eighth rib. Clinical biochemistry revealed an elevated …

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