Pleural Lipoma: A Case Report and review of Literature

Sheeza Imtiaz


Lipomas are benign soft tissue tumors arising from mature adipocytes. Although they can be encountered almost anywhere in the body, their occurrence within the thoracic cavity in relation to the pleura is very rare. Most reported cases of pleural lipoma are of asymptomatic lipomas, which are accidentally discovered. Symptomatic pleural lipoma is a much more rare entity. This is a case of benign pleural lipoma causing mild chest symptoms and was successfully treated with video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

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