A rare case of chest wall lipoma growing into the pleural cavity: a case report

Hyo Joon Jang, Bu Hyeon Choi, Seong Oh Park

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Abstract

Background: Several cases of lipoma in unusual locations in the thorax have been reported. Appropriate surgical treatment depending on the location and shape is often required. Case presentation: We herein report an extremely rare case of a chest wall lipoma growing into the pleural cavity. The tumor was successfully removed without damaging the capsule by a combination of direct and thoracoscopic approaches. Conclusions: Chest wall lipomas growing into pleural cavity can be successfully treated by a combination of direct and thoracoscopic approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article number197
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021 Dec

Keywords

  • Chest wall lipoma
  • Deep-seated lipoma
  • Dumbbell shape
  • Lipoma

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