Chest wall giant lipoma with a thirty-year history

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.16). 05/2012; 15(2):323-4. DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivs159
Source: PubMed


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. © 2012 The Author 2012. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.

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