International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)

Pleural lipoma an incidental finding: A case report


Sandeep Krishna Nalabothu, Sumalatha Chittiboyina

Lipomas are benign, encapsulated, homogeneous, mesenchymal, slow growing tumors composed of adult adipose tissue and occasionally fibrous stroma. Lipoma originating from the pleura is a very rare entity. Most patients remain asymptomatic and the lipoma is found incidentally on a chest radiograph or a computed tomography (CT) scan. Since only a few cases have been published in the recent literature, here we present a case of pleural lipoma, which is of intrathoracic variety with imaging findings from chest radiograph and CT examinations.
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