Deep-seated intramuscular lipomas are rare, and most exhibit an infiltrating behavior. This study reports serial radiographs of a lipoma in chest wall muscles which penetrated the intercostal muscle for a 6-year period. Although this lipoma did not involve the parietal pleura, it compressed lung. To the authors' knowledge, the present study is the first report to show the growth of a deep-seated chest wall lipoma into the thoracic cavity through serial radiographs. We consider the surgical treatment is needed before deep-seated intramuscular chest wall lipoma compress intrathoracic structures.
|Journal||Journal of Thoracic Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|
- Chest wall
- Thoracic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine