A large transmural thoracic lipoma easily mistaken for pulmonary malignancy

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Authors: Vassallo, M., Rana, M.Z.K. and Allen, S.C.

Journal: British Journal of Clinical Practice

Volume: 50

Pages: 285-286

ISSN: 0007-0947

Lipomas in the thorax are very rare. Most such lesions are asymptomatic and discovered by accident on a chest radiograph. However, radiographic features are non-specific and can mimic malignancy. We describe the case of an 82-year-old woman whose history and chest radiograph suggest a malignant lung tumour. A computed tomography scan of the chest eventually determined the fatty nature of her chest lesion.

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Authors: Vassallo, M., Rana, Z. and Allen, S.

Journal: Br J Clin Pract

Volume: 50

Issue: 5

Pages: 285-286

ISSN: 0007-0947

Lipomas in the thorax are very rare. Most such lesions are asymptomatic and discovered by accident on a chest radiograph. However, radiographic features are non-specific and can mimic malignancy. We describe the case of an 82-year-old woman whose history and chest radiograph suggest a malignant lung tumour. A computed tomography scan of the chest eventually determined the fatty nature of her chest lesion.

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Authors: Vassallo, M., Ran, Z. and Allen Mû, S.

Journal: British Journal of Clinical Practice

Volume: 50

Issue: 5

Pages: 285-286

ISSN: 0007-0947

Lipomas in the thorax are very rare. Most such lesions are asymptomatic and discovered by accident on a chest radiograph, However, radiographic features are non-specific and can mimic malignancy. We describe the case of an 82-year-old woman whose history and chest radiograph suggest a malignant lung tumour. A computed tomography scan of the chest eventually determined the fatty nature of her chest lesion.

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Authors: Vassallo, M., Rana, Z. and Allen, S.

Journal: The British journal of clinical practice

Volume: 50

Issue: 5

Pages: 285-286

ISSN: 0007-0947

Lipomas in the thorax are very rare. Most such lesions are asymptomatic and discovered by accident on a chest radiograph. However, radiographic features are non-specific and can mimic malignancy. We describe the case of an 82-year-old woman whose history and chest radiograph suggest a malignant lung tumour. A computed tomography scan of the chest eventually determined the fatty nature of her chest lesion.

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