Parietal pleural lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Chest Radiography showed a homogeneus subpleural tumor shadow right upper lobe.

 

Modality: CT

CT revealed a well circumscribed (-115 HU) in contact with the posterior third rib arc and at an obtuse angle with the chest wall.

Case Discussion

Pleural lipomas originate from the submesothelial parietal pleura and extends into the subpleural, pleura, or extrapleural space. Most patient are asymptomatic and the tumour is usually discovered incidentally on a chest radiography. CT allows a definitive diagnosis when the mass demonstrates a homogeneous fat attenuation (-50 to -150 HU).

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 27236
Case created: 24th Jan 2014
Last edited: 17th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

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

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.