Malignant primary chest wall neoplasms: a pictorial review of imaging findings

Clinical Imaging, 05/17/2012

Chest wall neoplasms encompass 5% of all thoracic tumors, with nearly half of chest wall neoplasms being malignant. Out of these malignant neoplasms, 50% are primary and the commonest one is chondrosarcoma. Although distinguishing imaging features may suggest a specific diagnosis in the majority of Malignant primary chest wall neoplasms (MCWN), most affected patients undergo biopsy for a definitive diagnosis.

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