Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Postural Intercostal Herniation of a Skeletal Muscle Hemangioma

Verma SK*, Tyagi R, Garg R and Srivastava A

Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George’s Medical University, India

*Correspondance to: Sanjeev Kumar Verma 

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A young Indian female presented to us with a reducible swelling in anterior chest wall which appeared only on forward flexion. The postural association made it a unique presentation. The reducible nature made us suspect lung herniation, however, clinical examination made it unlikely. Subsequent imaging revealed spontaneous intercostal herniation of a skeletal muscle hemangioma, which is a rare occurrence. The patient was explained the nature of the pathology and managed conservatively. To our knowledge, this is the first case of its kind.


Hernia; Reducible swelling; Chest wall tumors


Verma SK, Tyagi R, Garg R, Srivastava A. Postural Intercostal Herniation of a Skeletal Muscle Hemangioma. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1290.

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