Deep-seated intramuscular lipoma penetrates the intercostal muscle

Jinwook Hwang, Won Min Jo, Byoung Ju Min, Jae Seung Shin

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Deep-seated intramuscular lipomas are rare, and most exhibit an infiltrating behavior. This study reports serial radiographs of a lipoma in chest wall muscles which penetrated the intercostal muscle for a 6-year period. Although this lipoma did not involve the parietal pleura, it compressed lung. To the authors' knowledge, the present study is the first report to show the growth of a deep-seated chest wall lipoma into the thoracic cavity through serial radiographs. We consider the surgical treatment is needed before deep-seated intramuscular chest wall lipoma compress intrathoracic structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E493-E495
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chest wall
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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