Peripheral intrapulmonary lipoma : A case report

Erkilic S., Kocer N. E. , Tuncozgur B.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.107, no.6, pp.700-702, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680152
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.700-702


Lipomas are common benign neoplasms but they rarely occur in visceral organs. Pulmonary lipomas are rare, and most of them are seen in endobronchial localization. Peripherally located pulmonary lipomas are extremely uncommon. There are only eight cases reported in the literature and only one of the patients was female. Our case is the second peripheral pulmonary lipoma in a female patient. The patient is a 38-year old female, who has an incidentally found solitary pulmonary nodule, revealed by X-ray, during routine check-up procedure. A 1.5 cm diameter soft tissue mass was seen in the superior segment of the lower lobe of right lung in computerized thorax tomography. Wedge resection was performed with frozen section evaluation. Histopathologically the well-circumscribed lesion consisted of mature adipose tissue, containing areas of myxoid degeneration, organized as lobules surrounded by respiratory epithelium. The lesion was diagnosed as lipoma.