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Chest wall giant lipoma with a thirty-year history.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22588030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Benign chest wall tumours are very uncommon and chest wall lipomas are rarely reported in literature. We report herein a case of a 68-year old man who developed a giant, symptomless mass of the chest wall. A chest computed tomography scan evidenced a solid neoplasm measuring 27 cm in its major axis. A radical excision was performed and the histology was consistent with lipoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case reporting a giant lipoma of the chest wall with a thirty-year history.
Giovanni Leuzzi; Alfredo Cesario; Anna Mariantonia Parisi; Pierluigi Granone
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Lipoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Thoracic Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Thoracic Wall / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tumor Burden

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