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Case Report
Primary Leiomyoma of the Chest Wall in a Pediatric Patient
Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019;26:87-90.
Published online October 31, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Sung Chul Cho and Jae Hee Lee

Department of Pediatrics, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae Hee Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Chosun University Hospital, 365 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61453, Korea
Tel: +82-62-220-3043
Fax: +82-62-227-2904
Received July 16, 2019; Revised September 23, 2019; Accepted September 30, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Primary leiomyoma of the chest wall is extremely rare. A 13-month-old boy presented to outpatient clinic of the department of pediatrics with a soft, movable, and palpable mass in the right supraclavicular area. Neck computed tomography revealed a 2.5-cm-sized soft tissue mass in the right anterior supraclavicular area. The mass was completely resected, and histopathological examination showed a localized primary leiomyoma with cystic change. The patient was followed up and has been disease-free for more than 11 months since surgery. To the best of our knowledge, 13 cases of leiomyoma of the chest wall have been reported to date, but this is the second case of primary leiomyoma of the chest wall in a pediatric patient. This report describes the clinical course of this case and presents a review of relevant literature.
Keywords: Chest wall, Supraclavicular area, Leiomyoma, Smooth muscle tumor, Pediatric
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