Standing in the shadows - rare case of aneurysmal bone cyst of chest wall presented with massive hemothorax

Authors

  • Yasir S. Khaleel Department of Radiology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • Redzuan M. Ismail Department of Radiology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • Suria Hayati Md Pauzi Department of Histopathology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • Syariz Izry Sehat Department of Histopathology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • Mohammed M. Hajhamad Department of Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • Hamzaini A. Hamid Department of Radiology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20162402

Keywords:

Aneurysmal bone cyst, Hemothorax, Thoracotomy, Bone tumours, Chest wall

Abstract

Chest wall tumours of bones in childhood are rare in general. Chest wall aneurysmal bone cysts (ABC) are even rarer. If happened, they affect spine and long bone, those affect chest wall are extremely sparse. We are presenting a case of 8-year-old girl who presented with spontaneous hemothorax. We share our experience and diagnostic dilemma we encounter in emergency situation as well as challenging in the management. Aneurysmal bone cysts, despite being benign, but, rarity and unusual presentation added to atypical radiological features may lead to catastrophic consequences unless diagnosed on time.

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Published

2016-12-21