Mediastinal lipomatosis

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Diagnosis certain

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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 to 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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