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Mediastinal Lipomatosis
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Excessive unencapsulated fat deposition in mediastinum

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Gaerte SC et al: Fat-containing lesions of the chest. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S61-78, 2002
                                          2. Boiselle PM et al: Fat attenuation lesions of the mediastinum. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 25(6):881-9, 2001
                                          3. Nguyen KQ et al: Mediastinal lipomatosis. South Med J. 91(12):1169-72, 1998
                                          4. Homer MJ et al: Mediastinal lipomatosis. CT confirmation of a normal variant. Radiology. 128(3):657-61, 1978
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Excessive unencapsulated fat deposition in mediastinum

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Gaerte SC et al: Fat-containing lesions of the chest. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S61-78, 2002
                                                                                  2. Boiselle PM et al: Fat attenuation lesions of the mediastinum. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 25(6):881-9, 2001
                                                                                  3. Nguyen KQ et al: Mediastinal lipomatosis. South Med J. 91(12):1169-72, 1998
                                                                                  4. Homer MJ et al: Mediastinal lipomatosis. CT confirmation of a normal variant. Radiology. 128(3):657-61, 1978