Mediastinal lipomatosis

Mediastinal lipomatosis refers to a condition where there is a deposition of a large amount of mature adipose tissue in the mediastinum. It is a relatively common benign cause of mediastinal widening.  

It is the result of increased deposition of normal unencapsulated fat 1

Location

It is most common in the upper mediastinum 2.

Associations
CT

Seen as regions of homogenous unencapsulated fat attenuating region involving the mediastinum, which will sharply outline vessels and lymph nodes 2.

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Article Information

rID: 25955
System: Chest
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Medistinal fat deposition
  • Medistinal matures fat deposition
  • Medistinal adipose tissue deposition

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