Current Thoracic Surgery 2019 , Vol 4 , Issue 2
Giant lipoma of the chest wall
Gonul Gulmez1,Omer Faruk Demir1,Omer Onal1,Leyla Hasdiraz1,Fahri Oguzkaya1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00120 Viewed : 5247 - Downloaded : 1573 Chest wall tumors may originate from the skin, muscles, adipose tissue, nerves and blood vessels, bone and cartilage tissue. Primary malignant tumors of the chest wall are rare. When contextualized, soft tissue stands out as the major origin of primary chest wall tumors. Lipomas, one of the most common benign soft tissue lesions, may mimic malignant masses with their clinical and radiological manifestations. We aimed to present a case of giant lipoma with the complaint of severe pain with the review of the literature. Keywords : chest wall tumors, giant lipoma, malignancy