Mediastinal lipomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Abnormal chest radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 48 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Excessive fatty tissue deposition within the posterior mediastinum with anterior displacement of the esophagus.

Case Discussion

Mediastinal lipomatosis is where there is a deposition of a large amount of mature adipose tissue in the mediastinum. This patient had a history of steroid intake, which is one of the causes. 

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Case Information

rID: 50447
Case created: 5th Jan 2017
Last edited: 6th Jan 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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