Spontaneous hemothorax caused by a chest wall chondrosarcoma

Jason H.T. Karlawish, Gardner W. Smith, Edward W. Gabrielson, Mark C. Liu

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A 48-year-old man who presented with chest pain was found to have a spontaneous hemothorax caused by a large grade II chondrosarcoma. This was diagnosed on the basis of the findings from thoracotomy. After chest tube drainage of the hemothorax, the tissue obtained by two computed tomography-guided biopsies of a residual mass did not yield findings that allowed diagnosis of the tumor. This unusual case illustrates the importance of a systematic workup whenever a spontaneous hemothorax is encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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