Fat containing solitary pulmonary nodule

The differential of a fat containing solitary pulmonary nodule is very narrow.

In a well circumscribed smooth or lobulated mass (especially if it has been largely stable in size over time) presence of fat is essentially pathognomonic of a pulmonary hamartoma, and usually not further assessment is required.

The more complete list of pulmonary nodules that may contain fat includes:

See also

Article information

rID: 8958
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Differential of fat containing solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Fat containing pulmonary lesion
  • Fat containing pulmonary lesions

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pulmonary hamartoma and gallstone
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  • Case 2
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