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Chest wall lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Painless left infraclavicular chest wall mass for a few years.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined, encapsulated mass with echopattern identical to fat at the site of swelling pointed by the patient. It is in the anterior chest wall muscle, deep to the subcutaneous fat. It is hyperechoic to overlying subcutaneous fat with the presence of echogenic incomplete lines. The lesion shows mild compressibility. There is no calcification/ cystic change/ vascularity in the lesion.

Case Discussion

The case shows a typical ultrasound appearance of the soft tissue lipoma in the anterior chest wall.

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Case information

rID: 13125
Published: 5th Mar 2011
Last edited: 9th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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