Chest wall giant lipoma with a thirty-year history

Giovanni Leuzzi, Alfredo Cesario, Anna Mariantonia Parisi, Pierluigi Granone

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Benign chest wall tumours are very uncommon and chest wall lipomas are rarely reported in literature. We report herein a case of a 68-year old man who developed a giant, symptomless mass of the chest wall. A chest computed tomography scan evidenced a solid neoplasm measuring 27 cm in its major axis. A radical excision was performed and the histology was consistent with lipoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case reporting a giant lipoma of the chest wall with a thirty-year history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Chest wall tumour
  • Lipoma
  • Liposarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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