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Primary tumors of the diaphragm are quite rare. About 150 cases have been reported in the literature. Fibrosarcomas are the most common malignant neoplasms of the diaphragm; however, only a few (less than 20) cases have been reported to date. We present a case of an extremely rare tumor of the diaphragm. A 65-year-old woman presented with history of vague upper abdominal pain since 2 months and distension for 2 weeks. Ultrasonography features were in favor of a mass arising from left dome of diaphragm with evidence of vascularity on Doppler; lesion was displacing spleen inferiorly. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a mass located in the region of the left dome of diaphragm and deriving blood supply from the branches of abdominal aorta. Surgical excision was planned, keeping in mind the diagnosis of a left diaphragmatic tumor. Laparotomy revealed a left diaphragmatic tumor growing caudally into the upper abdomen.

Keywords: Diaphragmatic tumor, Fibrosarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, Mesothelioma, Rhabdomyosarcoma.

How to cite this article: Anand S, Suresh N, Reddy AK, Shukla AK. Imaging of a Rare Case of Diaphragmatic Tumor. J Med Sci 2017;3(1):25-27.

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