Posterior view of a congenital spindle cell hemangioendothelioma measuring 30 cm  20 cm involving the left posterior chest wall. Note the additional 2 cm midline vascular nodule. 

Posterior view of a congenital spindle cell hemangioendothelioma measuring 30 cm  20 cm involving the left posterior chest wall. Note the additional 2 cm midline vascular nodule. 

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In this case study, a 33-year-old male presented initially to our clinic in 1989 with a soft tissue mass on his left posterior chest wall that had previously been debulked 3 times beginning in 1973. Pathology from these previous excisions confirmed a spindle cell hemangioendothelioma. Following the previous excisions, the mass recurred and slowly i...

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... Surgery Case In 2015, a repeat CT and MRI confirmed significant change from previous imaging and no evidence of metastases or local invasion suggestive of invasive cancer (Figure 1). The mass had doubled over 20 years (Figures 2 and 3). The mass contin- ued to have no functional implications for the patient. ...