Pleural and Mediastinal Lipomatosis with Subpleural Fat as a Mimicker of Pleural Effusion- A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
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.
CT scan, Lipoma, Pleural effusion
Navkiran Kaur, Jasvir Singh, Samrin Haq, Sugandha Garg, Simmi Bhatnagar. PLEURAL AND MEDIASTINAL LIPOMATOSIS WITH SUBPLEURAL FAT AS A MIMICKER OF PLEURAL EFFUSION- A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Sep 20 ]; 11:TD03-TD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Feb 23, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Apr 05, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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