Primary squamous cell carcinoma in the chest wall mimicking abscess

Yoon Sang Shin, Chang Hwan Choi, Youn Jeong Kim, Yeo Ju Kim, Kyung Hee Lee, Mi Young Kim


We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) presenting a painful cystic mass which originated from the chest wall with bony destructions. The patient underwent complete excision with chest wall reconstruction. Although the imaging characteristics of chest wall tumor can be variable, SCC should be considered in differential diagnosis in the case of symptomatic cystic mass in elderly patients.