Massive thoracic lipoma: a case report.

Lee M. Morris, R. Scott Thurston

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A 60-year-old woman with a massive left intra-thoracic lipoma presented with worsening dyspnea. A computed tomographic scan revealed an 18 x 10 x 24 cm intra-thoracic mass, which was compressing the left lung and shifting the mediastinum to the right. At operative resection, a large, well-encapsulated, intrathoracic lipoma was discovered that weighed 2,556 grams. Histologic evaluation confirmed that the mass consisted of benign adipose tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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