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Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Jan;30(1):38-40.

Ruptured giant intrathoracic lipoblastoma in a 4-month-old infant: CT and MR findings.

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Pusan National University Hospital, 1-10, Ami-dong, Seo-gu, Pusan 602-739, South Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We describe a 4-month-old infant with a ruptured intrathoracic lipoblastoma arising from the parietal pleura and associated with a pleural effusion.

OBJECTIVE:

The clinical presentation was rapidly evolving respiratory distress. The chest radiograph showed a large mass and a pleural effusion in the right thoracic cavity. CT demonstrated an inhomogeneous low-attenuation mass which was 7 cm in diameter and which showed areas of enhancement after intravenous contrast medium. MRI showed a fatty intrathoracic mass with intratumoral streaks and whorls, which were attributed to loose fibrovascular connective tissue on pathological examination.

RESULTS:

Thoracotomy and pathological examination revealed a ruptured intrathoracic lipoblastoma arising from the parietal pleura.

CONCLUSION:

The pleural effusion might have suggested rupture of the tumour.

PMID:
10663508
DOI:
10.1007/s002470050011
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