2006 Volume 20 Issue 7 Pages 960-964
Hemangioma in the chest wall is a very rare entity. We report the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with intercostal hemangioma of the right chest wall. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a soft tissue mass arising from the 2nd intercostal space, which was rich in vasculature. The patient underwent surgery. Under thoracoscopical observation, the hemangioma-like tumor was localized under the parietal pleura and was removed with an internal layer of intercostal muscle, without removing any bone. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of intramuscular hemangioma. The patient has had no recurrence of the tumor in the 6 months since the surgery.