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Intercostal neuralgia caused by a parosteal lipoma of the rib.
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PMID:  16631705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parosteal lipoma is an extremely rare benign tumor that is composed mainly of mature adipose tissue, and it has an intimate relationship to the underlying periosteal bone. We believe that only three cases have been previously reported that have described parosteal lipoma of the rib. Although parosteal lipoma is asymptomatic, motor and sensory function deficits have been reported that were caused by the tumor compressing the neuromuscular bundles in the proximal forearm and the sciatic nerve. We present here an exceedingly rare case of intercostal neuralgia caused by a parosteal lipoma of the rib.
Hyun Koo Kim; Young Ho Choi; Yang Hyun Cho; Young-sang Sohn; Hark Jei Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  2006-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1901-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Bone Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology
Chest Pain / etiology*
Lipoma / complications*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Neuralgia / etiology
Periosteum / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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