Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : TD03 - TD04

Pleural and Mediastinal Lipomatosis with Subpleural Fat as a Mimicker of Pleural Effusion- A Rare Case Report TD03-TD04

Navkiran Kaur, Jasvir Singh, Samrin Haq, Sugandha Garg, Simmi Bhatnagar

Dr. Jasvir Singh,
Room No. 32, Doctor Hostel Rhp, Patiala-147001, Punjab, India.

Subpleural and mediastinal lipomatosis are benign intrathoracic conditions discovered incidentally on plain chest radiographs. However, diagnosis is usually made by Computed Tomography (CT). A case of both mediastinal and pleural lipomatosis associated with use of steroids in a 58-year-old male patient presented with complaints of breathlessness and dry cough is discussed in this case report. Intially, pleural effusion and bilateral upper lobe patchy opacities were suspected as a cause of breathlessness on the basis of chest x-ray findings. For which, CT scan of chest was advised.