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Cases Journal

, 1:87

First Online: 12 August 2008Received: 09 June 2008Accepted: 12 August 2008DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-1-87

Cite this article as: Hagmaier, R.M., Nelson, G.A., Daniels, L.J. et al. Cases Journal 2008 1: 87. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-87

Abstract

We report a case of a 44-year old female who presented to her physician complaining of mild dyspnea. A follow-up chest X-ray and chest computed tomography scan revealed a giant bilateral intrathoracic mass, filling the right thoracic cavity and extending across the anterior mediastinum into the left chest cavity. This large mass caused a marked shift in the midline structures, displacing the heart to the left hemi-thorax. The patient underwent surgical removal of the thoracic and breast mass, with histologic examination confirming the diagnosis of a giant intrathoracic lipoma, weighing 4,320 grams and measured 34 × 28 × 11 cm. It is the largest intrathoracic lipoma documented in the modern literature.

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Autor: Ramona M Hagmaier - Glenn A Nelson - Larkin J Daniels - Adam I Riker

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