|Year : 2012 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 85-86
"Ring and arc'' calcification in a rib mass
Robert James1, Akashdeep Singh2, Rupinder Kaur1
1 Department of Medicine, Christian, Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian, Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Jan-2012|
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana-141008, Punjab
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
James R, Singh A, Kaur R. "Ring and arc'' calcification in a rib mass. Lung India 2012;29:85-6
A 42-year-old female presented with complaints of progressively increasing right shoulder pain of 6 months duration along with low-grade fever. She was evaluated at another center, and based on radiology (chest X-ray), she was started on anti-tubercular treatment with which she had no response.
Physical and neurologic examinations were normal. Chest radiography revealed a partially calcified mass in the right upper zone area [Figure 1]. Routine hematological investigations and repeated bacteriological examinations of the sputum were normal.
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest revealed a 4 cm × 5 cm lobulated mass arising from the right second posterior rib [Figure 2]. The mass revealed scattered calcification(ring and arc pattern). There were no other bony lesions or enlarged lymph nodes so as to suggest a metastatic disease. The tumor was excised along with the second rib.
|Figure 2: Non-contrast computed tomography of chest revealing a mass lesion with ring and arc calcification|
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