Chest wall tumors are benign or malignant tumors that can interfere with pulmonary function. Primary chest wall tumors account for 5% of all thoracic tumors and 1 to 2% of all primary tumors. Patients with chest wall tumors require chest x-ray, CT, MRI, and sometimes PET–CT to determine the original site and extent of the tumor and whether it is a primary chest wall tumor or a metastasis. Biopsy and histologic evaluation confirm the diagnosis. Prognosis varies by cancer type, cell differentiation, and stage. Sarcomas have been the most well studied, and primary chest wall sarcomas have a reported 5-yr survival of 17%.
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