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Thymolipoma
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Rare, benign primary thymic neoplasm

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. GuimarĂ£es MD et al: Thymoma originating in a giant thymolipoma: a rare intrathoracic lesion. Ann Thorac Surg. 96(3):1083-5, 2013
                                      2. Rosado-de-Christenson ML et al: Imaging of thymic epithelial neoplasms. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 22(3):409-31, 2008
                                      3. Gaerte SC et al: Fat-containing lesions of the chest. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S61-78, 2002
                                      4. Boiselle PM et al: Fat attenuation lesions of the mediastinum. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 25(6):881-9, 2001
                                      5. Moran CA et al: Thymolipoma: clinicopathologic review of 33 cases. Mod Pathol. 8(7):741-4, 1995
                                      6. Rosado-de-Christenson ML et al: Thymolipoma: analysis of 27 cases. Radiology. 193(1):121-6, 1994
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                                      References
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Rare, benign primary thymic neoplasm

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. GuimarĂ£es MD et al: Thymoma originating in a giant thymolipoma: a rare intrathoracic lesion. Ann Thorac Surg. 96(3):1083-5, 2013
                                                                          2. Rosado-de-Christenson ML et al: Imaging of thymic epithelial neoplasms. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 22(3):409-31, 2008
                                                                          3. Gaerte SC et al: Fat-containing lesions of the chest. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S61-78, 2002
                                                                          4. Boiselle PM et al: Fat attenuation lesions of the mediastinum. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 25(6):881-9, 2001
                                                                          5. Moran CA et al: Thymolipoma: clinicopathologic review of 33 cases. Mod Pathol. 8(7):741-4, 1995
                                                                          6. Rosado-de-Christenson ML et al: Thymolipoma: analysis of 27 cases. Radiology. 193(1):121-6, 1994