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Neurogenic Neoplasms, Chest Wall
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Peripheral nerve sheath tumor (PNST)
                  • Schwannoma
                  • Neurofibroma
                • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
                • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)
                  • Spindle cell sarcoma of nerve sheath origin

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Carter BW et al: MR Imaging of Chest Wall Tumors. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 23(2):197-215, 2015
                                      2. Lichtenberger JP 3rd et al: Pitfalls in imaging of the chest wall. Semin Roentgenol. 50(3):251-7, 2015
                                      3. Nam SJ et al: Imaging of primary chest wall tumors with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 31(3):749-70, 2011
                                      4. Woo OH et al: Wide spectrum of thoracic neurogenic tumours: a pictorial review of CT and pathological findings. Br J Radiol. 81(968):668-76, 2008
                                      5. Tanaka O et al: Neurogenic tumors of the mediastinum and chest wall: MR imaging appearance. J Thorac Imaging. 20(4):316-20, 2005
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Peripheral nerve sheath tumor (PNST)
                                                      • Schwannoma
                                                      • Neurofibroma
                                                    • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
                                                    • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)
                                                      • Spindle cell sarcoma of nerve sheath origin

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Carter BW et al: MR Imaging of Chest Wall Tumors. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 23(2):197-215, 2015
                                                                          2. Lichtenberger JP 3rd et al: Pitfalls in imaging of the chest wall. Semin Roentgenol. 50(3):251-7, 2015
                                                                          3. Nam SJ et al: Imaging of primary chest wall tumors with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 31(3):749-70, 2011
                                                                          4. Woo OH et al: Wide spectrum of thoracic neurogenic tumours: a pictorial review of CT and pathological findings. Br J Radiol. 81(968):668-76, 2008
                                                                          5. Tanaka O et al: Neurogenic tumors of the mediastinum and chest wall: MR imaging appearance. J Thorac Imaging. 20(4):316-20, 2005