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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 477-479

Mediastinal Lipomatosis Presenting as Right Lower Lobe Lung Collapse

Deepak Aggarwal1, Prasanta R Mohapatra2

1Associate Professor, Dept. Of Pulmonary Medicine, Govt Medical College & Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh
2Professor & Head, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, All India institute of Medical sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Corresponding Author: Deepak Aggarwal


Mediastinal lipomatosis is a benign condition characterized by deposition of abnormal amount of normal unencapsulated fat in the mediastinum. Usually, it presents as mediastinal widening on a chest radiograph with no pertinent symptoms. We present a symptomatic case of mediastinal lipomatosis who presented radiologically as right lower lobe segmental lung collapse

Key words: mediastinal lipomatosis, lung collapse, mediastinal widening

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