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Mediastinum

Other benign / low grade tumors

Lipomatosis


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 2 March 2013, last major update December 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Diffuse accumulation of mature adipose tissue

Clinical features
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● Associated with obesity, Cushing’s disease, steroid therapy and alcohol abuse (J Assoc Physicians India 2001;49:1026)

Case reports
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● 9 month old boy with unusually complex chromosomal aberrations (Pediatr Dev Pathol 2009;12:469)
● 46 year old woman with mixed connective tissue disease treated with corticosteroids (Ann Dermatol Venereol 2006;133:257)
● 68 year old woman with morbid obesity and incidental finding (Cases J 2008;1:171)

Radiological images
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58 year old man with asymptomatic lipomatosis and obesity

End of Mediastinum > Other benign / low grade tumors > Lipomatosis


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