Thymolipoma

Case contributed by Dr Khadija Badr
Modality: X-ray

Silhouetting of the cardiac apex, and the left hemidiaphragm. 

Modality: CT

Fat density mass molding in the left subpulmonic area, the apex is directed into the left hilum, extends to the left diaphragm and can be followed back to the mediastinum. 

Case Discussion

Large thymolipomas tend to "hang down" from the mediastinum into the right or left hemithorax, with an "apex" that can be followed back to the mediastinum. 

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Case Information

rID: 23128
Case created: 23rd May 2013
Last edited: 2nd Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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