Thoracic myelolipoma

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 20 Jun 2019

Thoracic myelolipomas are extremely rare entities; only ~3% of myelolipomas are thought to occur in the thorax. When do occur in the thorax they can manifest as

As with myelolipomas in general they considered a benign tumor composed of mature adipose tissue and normal hematopoietic cells 2.

Features can be variable dependant on location. CT may be able to identify fat components within the lesion. They generally tend to be small lesions (<5 cm 1). Pulmonary myelolipomas are mostly seen as small nodules,

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: endobronchial myelolipoma
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