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DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013931 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Hamartomas of the lung are usually located within the pulmonary tissue and sometimes within the bronchus. In this paper the rare case of a pedunculated epipleural hamartoma causing site-dependent chest pain is presented.

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“…Stulz und Dalquen reported a pedunculated lesion entirely covered with visceral pleura, hanging from a vascular ped icle from th e base of the right lower lobe. This tumor was mobile, caused chest pain by exerting a tractional force on its ped icle and visceral pleura and grew rapid ly, doubling its size in th ree years (5). In our patient th e mass was asymptomatic and was discovered incidentally on a routine chest radiograph.…”
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“…Stulz und Dalquen reported a pedunculated lesion entirely covered with visceral pleura, hanging from a vascular ped icle from th e base of the right lower lobe. This tumor was mobile, caused chest pain by exerting a tractional force on its ped icle and visceral pleura and grew rapid ly, doubling its size in th ree years (5). In our patient th e mass was asymptomatic and was discovered incidentally on a routine chest radiograph.…”
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“…Hamartomas have been detected in infants in that location, arising from the ribs and causing chest wall deform ities (I). There is a report of a painful pedunculated epip leural hamarto ma seen in an adu lt (5). We report here an asymptomatic intrathoracic chest wall hamartoma which we believe to be the first such described in an adult.…”
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