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Intrathoracic lipomas. Report of three cases and review of the literature with emphasis on endobronchial lipoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  423588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intrathoracic lipomas are rare, benign neoplasms of unknown origin, with symptoms depending primarily on their location and size. They frequently represent on incidental roentgenographic finding and are clinically significant in that they may simulate malignant tumors and, when located endobronchially, may cause irreparable lung damage. Three cases of intrathoracic neoplasms are reported herein, and the English literature on the subject reviewed. In some cases, bronchoscopic examination may yield the diagnosis of endobronchial lipoma but, in general, thoracotomy is required for diagnosis. A more complete classification is suggested and the preferred mode of treatment is discussed.
Authors:
J Politis; A Funahashi; J A Gehlsen; D DeCock; B F Stengel; H Choi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-05-24     Completed Date:  1979-05-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  550-56     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenocarcinoma / pathology,  surgery
Adult
Bronchial Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Humans
Lipoma / pathology,  surgery*
Lung / radiography
Lung Neoplasms / complications,  surgery
Male
Mediastinal Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Pleural Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery
Thoracic Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*

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