Fatty lymph node metaplasia

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert
Diagnosis almost certain


Long-standing palpable mass in the right axilla.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Ultrasound features of fatty lymph node metaplasia.


CT features of fatty lymph node metaplasia.

Case Discussion

Common histopathologic finding, also known as adipose tissue metaplasia.

May cause considerable nodal enlargement. Typically a sign of benignity.

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