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Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
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How do I remove this lump in middle of rib cage?

Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
191K people helped

See a physician: You should have this evaluated to decide if an excisional biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Yes : You are probably referring to the zip hood process, which is a bony pronence that projects off the inferior aspect of the sternum. It can be quite prominent in slender people . Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Austin Yeargan iii
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
104K people helped
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Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

Dr. Austin Yeargan iii
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
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Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

Possibly: Recommend follow up with your primary care MD. May be nothing. Your past medical history is important in this setting. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage  ie middle of my chest?

Sternomanubrial jtn: You might be referring to the normal sternomanubrial joint, also referred to as the sternomanubrial junction or sternal angle. Here's an image: http://pinterest.Com/pin/142356038193025684/. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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What to do if I have a lump in the middle of stomach below my rib cage what could it be?

Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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What to do if I have a lump in the middle of stomach below my rib cage what could it be?

? hernia: A weakness in the wall of the abdomen may allow a buldge of the stomach (actually is the intestines ) and can cause a hernia. Need a physical exam to confirm and see if any other intervention is neccessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Ibikunle
Board Certified, General Surgery
20 years in practice
3K people helped
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Dr. Tomas Powell
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
11K people helped
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I just discover a small lump on my right rib cage its hard not like a bone theres no pain what can it be its ite middle of my ribcage?

Dr. Tomas Powell
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
11K people helped

See MD: While this may be nothing more than a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), it could be something more serious. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
307K people helped
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Found a lump on my l side rib cage in the middle, I have vhl a history of islet cell cancer of the pancreas both adrenals don't function, is this lump bad?

Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
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Found a lump on my l side rib cage in the middle, I have vhl a history of islet cell cancer of the pancreas both adrenals don't function, is this lump bad?

Have it checked: Neuroendocrince cancers can spread to unusual sites, including the bone. A familial cancer syndrome puts you are particular risk and i would have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Impossible to: tell just by this description. Soft tissue mass in this area is most likely lipoma, but it could be abnormally enlarged lymph node caused by infection or tumor. Have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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