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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

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

1. Professor and Head, Department of Radiology, Gmc Patiala, Patiala, Punjab, India. 2. Junior Resident, Department of Radiology, Gmc Patiala, Patiala, Punjab, India. 3. Junior Resident, Department of Radiology, Gmc Patiala, Patiala, Punjab, India. 4. Junior Resident, Department of Radiology, Gmc Patiala, Patiala, Punjab, India. 5. Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Gmc Patiala, Patiala, Punjab, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Jasvir Singh,
Room No 32 Doctor Hostel Rhp, Patiala-147001, Punjab, India.
E-mail: jasvirsingh011789@gmail.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

CT scan, Lipoma, Pleural effusion

How to cite this article :

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 Jul 20 ]; 11:TD03-TD04. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=July&volume=11&issue=7&page=TD03-TD04&id=10156

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26182.10156


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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