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Thoracic neurilemoma: Case report and review of the world literature

  • R.J. Penkrot
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    Address reprint requests to: R.J. Penkrot, MD, Department of Radiology, Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.
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    From the Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Richard Bolden
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    From the Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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      Abstract

      Thoracic tumors are unusual and tend to occur in the posterior mediastinum. A case of anterior thoracic neurilemoma is presented, with plain film, computed tomographic, and pathologic correlation. Diagnosis of chest wall masses, including the role of computed tomography, is discussed, along with the significance of calcification in these lesions.

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