Mediastinum
Other benign / low grade tumors
Lipoma

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 June 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Lipoma[TI] mediastinum

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Lipoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mediastinumlipoma.html. Accessed July 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Common, occur throughout mediastinum
  • Often very large and located just above diaphragm
  • Anterosuperior lipomas clinically resemble thymolipoma
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Necrotic adipocytes
(circle) and peripheral
histiocytic reaction
(arrow)

Differential diagnosis