Items tagged “ribcage”
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Tumors of the chest wall (differentials)
Tumors of the chest wall are varied, some of which are found most often in this region. They can be divided into benign and malignant tumors and into those which arise in the ribcage and those of soft tissue density. Benign Benign tumors include 1,3,4: soft tissue hemangioma: common lymphan...
Published 19 Mar 2011
The ribs form the main structure of the thoracic cage protecting the thoracic organs, however their main function is to aid respiration3. Gross anatomy There are 12 pairs of ribs which are separated by intercostal spaces. The first seven ribs progressively increase in length, the lower five ri...