Solitary pulmonary nodule: fat containing

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


General check up before leaving the country.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Smooth solitary pulmonary nodule noted in the right mid zone.

Smooth soft tissue density nodular lesion (20 x 15mm) with slight lobulation seen in the superior segment of right lower lobe

  • with evidence of fat density within
  • with two satellite nodules in close proximity (likely infective)

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with a fat containing pulmonary lesion. The satellite nodules in the close proximity are likely infective for which the patient was kept on ATT.

As imaging features of the mass are characteristic, no biopsy is required.

Followup to ensure temporal stability will be performed.

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Case information

rID: 29150
Case created: 6th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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