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Giant chronic expanding hematoma in the chest identified 25 years after a blunt chest trauma

  • Authors:
    • Wei Dai
    • Xiang Zhuang
    • Qiang Li
    • Ping Xiao
    • Yi Shen
    • Ping Zheng
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  • Published online on: February 10, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.774
  • Pages: 507-509
  • Copyright: © Dai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

We herein report the case of a 42-year-old man who presented with a huge intrathoracic mass that had grown over a period of 25 years. The initial symptom caused by the mass was dull pain in the chest. T2‑weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mosaic pattern of various signal intensities, indicating a chronic expanding hematoma. The mass was completely resected surgically. For patients who present with a slowly growing mass, particularly those with a history of tuberculous pleuritis, chest surgery or trauma, a chronic expanding hematoma should be taken into consideration. Surgical resection is the first choice of treatment for a chronic expanding hematoma caused by a blunt chest trauma.
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APA
Dai, W., Zhuang, X., Li, Q., Xiao, P., Shen, Y., & Zheng, P. (2016). Giant chronic expanding hematoma in the chest identified 25 years after a blunt chest trauma. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 507-509. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.774
MLA
Dai, W., Zhuang, X., Li, Q., Xiao, P., Shen, Y., Zheng, P."Giant chronic expanding hematoma in the chest identified 25 years after a blunt chest trauma". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.4 (2016): 507-509.
Chicago
Dai, W., Zhuang, X., Li, Q., Xiao, P., Shen, Y., Zheng, P."Giant chronic expanding hematoma in the chest identified 25 years after a blunt chest trauma". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 4 (2016): 507-509. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.774