Tongji University, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, ChinaThe Annals of thoracic surgery (Impact Factor: 3.85). 08/2009; 88(1):300-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.09.067
Angiolipoma occurs preferentially in the extremities and trunk. We present a patient with involvement of the bronchus and describe successful localized resection of the lesion.
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ABSTRACT: We present the case of an 18-year-old man with chest wall angiolipoma and a medical history of von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis. The chest wall tumor was originally detected during an evaluation for chest pain. For diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, video-assisted thoracoscopic resection was performed, and the tumor was histopathologically confirmed to be an angiolipoma. Chest wall angiolipoma is exceptionally rare. Only two cases have been reported in the English literature, with no reports regarding chest wall angiolipoma in a patient with von Recklinghausen disease.
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