Sternal pseudotumor of childhood: Don't touch the lesion

Anat Ilivitzki, Yechiel Sweed, Nira Beck, Daniela Militianu

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The common approach to rapidly growing peristernal lesions in young infants is oncologic consultation, imaging, and early tissue diagnosis. We represent 3 such cases with unique sonographic findings favoring nonaggressive lesions named self-limiting sternal tumors of childhood, in which a conservative approach of sonographic follow-up was chosen. We review the typical sonographic characteristics in this rather new and rare entity, separating it from the more aggressive group of lesions in this location and age group, and suggest that the classic appearance should imply a wait-and-see approach, with sonographic follow-up studies rather than invasive intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2199-2203
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Dumbbell-shaped lesion
  • Pediatric tumor
  • Self-limiting sternal tumor of childhood
  • Sonography
  • Sternal mass


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