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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 254098, 2 pages
Case Report

Cavernous Hemangioma of the Rib: A Rare Diagnosis

1Second Surgical Department, 401 General Army Hospital of Athens, 41 Zakinthinou Street, Papagou, 15669 Athens, Greece
2Thoracic Surgery Department, Euroclinic of Athens, 9 Athanasiadou Street, 11521 Athens, Greece

Received 5 January 2010; Accepted 8 April 2010

Academic Editor: Lothar Bergmann

Copyright © 2010 Stavros Gourgiotis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hemangioma of the rib is an uncommon benign vascular tumour. A case of rib hemangioma in a 29-year-old woman is presented. Chest roentgenogram and computed tomography revealed a mass along the inner surface of the 7th left rib with bone destruction. She underwent resection of the 7th rib. The pathologic diagnosis was cavernous hemangioma. Hemangiomas of the rib are rare tumours but should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of rib tumours.