Mediastinal lipomatosis

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Chest x-ray shows an enlarged mediastinum.


CT images show that aorta and supra-aortic vessels have normal diameter and the mediastinum enlargement is due an adipose tissue. 

Case Discussion

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.  

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Case information

rID: 11611
Published: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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