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Vol. 24 - Num. 93

Clinical Reviews

Benign self-limited sternal tumor, a diagnosis that should be considered

Carla Corberó Rivalia, Lucía Román Eyob, Emili J. Inarejos Clementec, Núria López Segurad, Sandra Ortigosa Gómezd

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital del Mar - Parc de Salut Mar. Barcelona. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital del Mar - Parc de Salut Mar. Barcelona. España.
cServicio de Radiología. Hospital del Mar - Parc de Salut Mar. Barcelona. España.
dServicio de Pediatría. Hospital del Mar - Parc de Salut Mar. Barcelona. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona. España.

Correspondence: C Corberó . E-mail: ccorbero@psmar.cat

Reference of this article: Corberó Rivali C, Román Eyo L, Inarejos Clemente EJ, López Segura N, Ortigosa Gómez S. Benign self-limited sternal tumor, a diagnosis that should be considered. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:e163-e166.

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Abstract

The appearance of tumors in pediatric patients is a cause of great family distress. Specifically, sternal masses are infrequent entities, but they should be known. We present the case of a patient with sudden onset of a sternal tumor. After anamnesis and physical examination, the following complementary examinations were performed: blood analysis, chest X-ray and ultrasound of the lesion. By means of these procedures, the patient was diagnosed with an entity called self-limiting sternal tumor of childhood or SELSTOC (self-limiting sternal tumors of childhood). It is advisable to recognize this tumor since it is a benign process that does not require invasive tests and that allows us to reassure family members of its good prognosis.

Keywords

Sternal tumor Sternum

 

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