DOI: 10.1177/02184923231197694 ISSN:

A rare case of giant mediastino-pleural lipoma

Madhusudhan Kummari, Narendra Kumar Narahari, Anu Kapoor, Ravi charan Avala, GK Paramjyothi
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Surgery

Lipomas are common benign neoplastic mesenchymal tumours arising from adipose tissue anywhere in the body. Giant intra-thoracic lipoma extending across the anterior mediastinum into bilateral pleural spaces causing compression of the underlying lung resulting in respiratory embarrassment is rarely seen and reported. Giant lipomas of thorax require surgical excision as they continue to grow and cause compressive symptoms.

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