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Large cystic tumour at the chest wall mimicking an echinococcosis : a case report

Stoss, S. and Kalbermatten, D. F. and Robertson, A. and Bruder, E. and Rasmus, M. and Gambazzi, F. and Pierer, G.. (2008) Large cystic tumour at the chest wall mimicking an echinococcosis : a case report. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery, Vol. 61, H. 10 , e13-16.

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Abstract

The authors report an atypical late onset of a big axillary lymphatic malformation in a 41-year-old male. Considering the patient's history and clinical findings at first presentation, the swelling was highly suspicious for malignancy or cystic echinococcosis. A consequent CT showed non infiltrative growth with inhomogeneous density but remained non conclusive regarding diagnosis. Subsequently incision biopsy revealed lymphatic tissue and raised suspicion for lymphatic malformation. The tumour was excised completely and showed no recurrence in a 1-year follow up. Late onset lymphatic malformations can mimic malignant tumours or other rare conditions such as echinococcosis which has to be taken into consideration as differential diagnosis especially in known areas of hydatid diseases.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
UniBasel Contributors:Bruder, Elisabeth and Kalbermatten, Daniel F.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1748-6815
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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