An unusual case of cavernous hemangioma of the rib in a young man with lung tuberculosis: a brief review and case report

Intern Med. 2013;52(11):1263-5. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.52.9212.


Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors that usually involve the liver, skin, eyes and central nervous system. Hemangioma of the bone is unusual and is generally observed in the vertebrae or skull while hemangioma of the costae is extremely rare. Hemangioma of the rib and chest wall tuberculosis may be misdiagnosed as chest wall tumors. We herein report a case of hemangioma of the rib with a tuberculosis infection of the pleura.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / complications
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Ribs / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ribs / surgery
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / surgery