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J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1442-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.04.016.

Chondromyxoid fibroma of the second rib.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.


Chondromyxoid fibromas are benign tumors which are found most frequently in the metaphyses of long bones. They comprise less than 1% of primary bone neoplasms and display a hypermetabolic appearance on PET imaging. Oftentimes, they are misdiagnosed as chondrosarcomas and are excised due to concern for malignancy. We present a case of a condromyxoid fibroma originating from the second rib of a 15-year-old girl.

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Chest wall tumor; Chondromyxoid fibroma; Pediatric; Rib; Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

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