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Vol. 50. Issue 9.
Pages 410 (September 2014)
Vol. 50. Issue 9.
Pages 410 (September 2014)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.arbr.2014.06.023
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Traumatic Hemothorax Caused by Solitary Costal Exostosis
Hemotórax traumático causado por exostosis costal solitaria
Florencio Quero Valenzuela
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, Carlos F. Giraldo Ospina, Inmaculada Piedra Fernández
Servicio de Cirugía Torácica, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
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Fig. 1 shows the computed axial tomography image of solitary costal exostosis on the fifth rib with intrathoracic growth, hemothorax and a video-assisted thoracoscopic image of the sharp edge of the bone lesion before resection.

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Osteochondroma or costal exostosis is the most common benign thoracic bone tumor. It often presents with intrathoracic growth that can cause laceration of the lung and hemothorax1 as a result of closed thoracic injury, as in the case shown here. Video-assisted thoracoscopy2 allowed perfect visualization and resection of the bone tumor and evacuation of the hemothorax.

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Please cite this article as: Quero Valenzuela F, Giraldo Ospina CF, Piedra Fernández I. Hemotórax traumático causado por exostosis costal solitaria. Arch Bronconeumol. 2014;50:410.

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