Mediastinal lipomatosis

Case contributed by Ahmed Abdrabou
Diagnosis certain


Abnormal chest radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 48 years old
Gender: Male

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. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.