chapter  Case 4
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Cystic Bone Lesion of the Sternum

WithWickii T. Vigneswaran

Primary sternal tumors are rare and include both that involves bone and soft tissues; included among these are benign and malignant primary neoplasms [1]. Fibrous dysplasia of the chest account for a third of all benign chest wall tumors, and is often affecting the ribs but are rarely in the sternum [2]. The lesions are slowly growing and generally remain asymptomatic. Resection is indicated to rule out malignancy and for painful, enlarging lesions. If malignancy is suspected, then resection is curative.