Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 56(4): 239-240
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-965376
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Chest Wall Mass Caused by Salmonella Enteritidis - A Pitfall of PET Imaging Interpretation

P.-K. Hsu1 , W.-H. Hsu1
  • 1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan - Republic of China
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Publication History

Received March 26, 2007

Publication Date:
15 May 2008 (online)


The majority of chest wall masses arise from an adjacent tumor with local invasion and distant metastasis [[1], [2]]. Although uncommon, chest wall infection should always be suspected when managing a chest wall mass. Extraintestinal salmonella infection is uncommon, and the spectrum of manifestations is protean [[3]]. Here we report one case of chest wall mass caused by Salmonella enteritidis infection in a woman with a history of breast cancer.


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