EJMCR. 2017; 1(September 2017): 131-134

Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report

Authors: Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam.

ABSTRACT

Abstract Background: Lipomas are most frequent benign soft tissue tumours with incidence of about 6 %. For giant lipoma, chest wall is the rare site. Extension in the thoracic cavity is unique. No case of chest wall lipoma with extension in thoracic cavity is reported. Case presentation: We report a rare case of left anterior chest wall lipoma in 45 year old man for 15 years. It had extension in the thoracic cavity. On CT scan, its size was 145mm x 132mm x 90mm and in the chest cavity it was 119mm x 60mm x 72mm size. Patient had minimum symptoms. Core biopsy confirmed the benign nature. Surgical excision under GA was done. Recovery was uneventful. Histopathology report confirmed as "Giant Lipoma". Conclusion: Giant lipoma of the anterior chest with extension into thoracic cavity is a rare presentation. Even with such large size, they can give minimum symptoms. Proper pre-operative assessment of such large lesions is very important for proper management.

Keywords:
Giant Lipoma, chest wall, benign tumour, Case Report


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Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report


Authors
Muhammad Naeem
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Iqbal
PIINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Babar Imran
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Shahazad Afzal
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Mehboob Alam
DHQ Hospial, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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Correspondence to:
Muhammad Naeem. Muhammad Naeem, PINUM Cancer hospital, Jail road, Faisalabad; muhammadnaeemdr@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 22 Mar 2017
Revised 01 Jul 2017
Accepted 05 Jul 2017
Published in print 22 Sep 2017

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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam. Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report. EJMCR. 2017; 1(September 2017): 131-134. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam. Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report. EJMCR. (2017), [cited November 21, 2018]; 1(September 2017): 131-134. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam (2017) Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report. EJMCR, 1 (September 2017), 131-134. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam. 2017. Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (September 2017), 131-134. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam. "Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1 (2017), 131-134. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam. "Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1.September 2017 (2017), 131-134. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Shahazad Afzal, Muhammad Mehboob Alam (2017) Giant Lipoma chest extending into the thoracic cavity - unique entity: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (September 2017), 131-134. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/31


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