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Vascular Neoplasms, Chest Wall
Brett W. Carter, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Vascular neoplasms of chest wall include lesions of variable biologic behavior and aggressiveness
                • Benign: Hemangioma and lymphangioma
                • Intermediate: Hemangioendothelioma (nonepithelioid) and hemangiopericytoma
                • Malignant: Angiosarcoma, hemangioendothelioma (epithelioid), and Kaposi sarcoma

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. David EA et al: Review of chest wall tumors: a diagnostic, therapeutic, and reconstructive challenge. Semin Plast Surg. 25(1):16-24, 2011
                                    2. Lee WS et al: Cavernous lymphangioma arising in the chest wall 19 years after excision of a cystic hygroma. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 44(5):380-2, 2011
                                    3. Nam SJ et al: Imaging of primary chest wall tumors with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 31(3):749-70, 2011
                                    4. Santiago Recuerda A et al: [Vascular tumors arising in the chest wall: 25 years' experience.] Arch Bronconeumol. 41(1):53-6, 2005
                                    5. Tateishi U et al: Chest wall tumors: radiologic findings and pathologic correlation: part 2. Malignant tumors.
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • Vascular neoplasms of chest wall include lesions of variable biologic behavior and aggressiveness
                                                  • Benign: Hemangioma and lymphangioma
                                                  • Intermediate: Hemangioendothelioma (nonepithelioid) and hemangiopericytoma
                                                  • Malignant: Angiosarcoma, hemangioendothelioma (epithelioid), and Kaposi sarcoma

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. David EA et al: Review of chest wall tumors: a diagnostic, therapeutic, and reconstructive challenge. Semin Plast Surg. 25(1):16-24, 2011
                                                                      2. Lee WS et al: Cavernous lymphangioma arising in the chest wall 19 years after excision of a cystic hygroma. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 44(5):380-2, 2011
                                                                      3. Nam SJ et al: Imaging of primary chest wall tumors with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 31(3):749-70, 2011
                                                                      4. Santiago Recuerda A et al: [Vascular tumors arising in the chest wall: 25 years' experience.] Arch Bronconeumol. 41(1):53-6, 2005
                                                                      5. Tateishi U et al: Chest wall tumors: radiologic findings and pathologic correlation: part 2. Malignant tumors.