Thoracic myelolipoma

Last revised by David Luong on 14 Feb 2022

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

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

Features can be variable depending 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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