Posts Tagged ‘Benign tumors’

A Man with Dyspnea and Chest Pain

Posted by • March 25th, 2016

In every patient with a large pulmonary embolus, one may consider the possibility that the embolus is caused by a benign cardiac tumor, primary cardiac cancer, or a metastasis to the heart. A 29-year-old man presented with severe dyspnea and chest pain on the right side. Computed tomographic angiography revealed a filling defect in the main and… Read More…

A Girl with a Chest-Wall Mass

Posted by • August 14th, 2015

In a new Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, an 8-year-old girl with placement of a long-term tracheostomy tube presented with a chest-wall mass. Imaging studies revealed a soft-tissue mass, a pleural effusion, and pulmonary consolidation. A diagnostic procedure was performed. Bacterial tracheobronchitis and pneumonia are common in children who have undergone tracheostomy, with an… Read More…