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Blunt force trauma to upper chest, three years on, there is still a lump. Why is it still there?

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Dr. Mark Soberman
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

It could be a hematoma that organized and is now a fibrous mass.
Could be a healed rib fracture with a large callus (new bone that's formed to heal the fracture). See your doctor. He or she should start with a chest x-ray, then perhaps a ct scan. If there's anything abnormal, see a thoracic surgeon.

In brief: Depends

It could be a hematoma that organized and is now a fibrous mass.
Could be a healed rib fracture with a large callus (new bone that's formed to heal the fracture). See your doctor. He or she should start with a chest x-ray, then perhaps a ct scan. If there's anything abnormal, see a thoracic surgeon.
Dr. Mark Soberman
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Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery

In brief: Chest lump

Depending on the actual location on your chest this could be a bone callus or a dislocation of a sternocostal joint.
Regardless, it is likely of no consequence and should be nothing to worry about. If it were to become symptomatic or enlarging, then a evaluation and imaging may be necessary.

In brief: Chest lump

Depending on the actual location on your chest this could be a bone callus or a dislocation of a sternocostal joint.
Regardless, it is likely of no consequence and should be nothing to worry about. If it were to become symptomatic or enlarging, then a evaluation and imaging may be necessary.
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Dr. Jeff Durgin
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