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A 79-Year-Old Man With Chest Wall Pain and a Rapidly Growing Mass

Kinila Mohan, MD*; Francesco Simeone, MD; Nereida Parada, MD
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*From the Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Environmental Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA.

Correspondence to: Kinila Mohan, MD, Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Environmental Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL-9, New Orleans, LA 70112; e-mail: kinilamohan@aol.com

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).


The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).


Chest. 2009;135(1):221-224. doi:10.1378/chest.08-0648
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A 79-year-old man presented with right-sided chest pain. The chest pain started 3 weeks earlier, slowly worsened, and was sharp and nonradiating. The pain worsened with deep inspiration and was partially relieved by over-the-counter pain medication. The patient also described a growing painful lump over the right breast area. He denied fever, cough, sputum production, hemoptysis, weight loss, or anorexia. His history is negative for trauma, aspiration, loss of consciousness, bad teeth, or any recent dental workup. His social history was negative for smoking or alcohol. The medical history was significant for hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Medications included fosinopril, aspirin, and hydrochlorthiazide.

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