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Imaging of primary chest wall tumors with radiologic-pathologic correlation

 Se Jin Nam  ;  Sungjun Kim  ;  Beom Jin Lim  ;  Choon-Sik Yoon  ;  Tae Hoon Kim  ;  Jin-Suck Suh  ;  Doo Hoe Ha  ;  Jong Won Kwon  ;  Young Cheol Yoon  ;  Hye Won Chung  ;  Mi Sook Sung  ;  Yun Sun Choi  ;  Jang Gyu Cha 
 Radiographics, Vol.31(3) : 749-770, 2011 
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Neoplasms and tumorlike lesions that originate from chest wall tissues are uncommon compared with tumors in other parts of the body, and unfamiliarity with these disease entities can cause diagnostic difficulties for radiologists. Furthermore, the imaging features of many of these tumors are nonspecific, particularly those that are locally aggressive. However, a systematic approach based on patient age, clinical history, lesion location, and characteristic imaging findings often helps limit the differential diagnosis. Primary chest wall tumors can be classified as bone or soft-tissue tumors, with the latter being further classified into adipocytic tumors, vascular tumors, peripheral nerve sheath tumors, cutaneous lesions, fibroblastic-myofibroblastic tumors, and so-called fibrohistiocytic tumors, largely based on the 2002 World Health Organization classification. Within each category, it is possible to further limit the differential diagnosis with cross-sectional imaging. Information on specific features (eg, mineralization, fibrosis, hemosiderin deposits) and imaging patterns (eg, the "target sign" and "fascicular sign" seen in neurogenic tumors) can aid in making the diagnosis. Radiologists can achieve a sufficiently specific diagnosis of bone tumors and soft-tissue tumors if typical findings are present.
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김성준(Kim, Sungjun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7876-7901
김태훈(Kim, Tae Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3598-2529
서진석(Suh, Jin Suck)
윤춘식(Yoon, Choon Sik)
임범진(Lim, Beom Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2856-0133
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