Cholesterol granulomas are reactant lesions that develop in response to cholesterol crystals and foreign body giant cells. They are a commonly described benign condition affecting the middle ear and paranasal sinuses, however have been reported in various sites within the body. We describe a rare case of an incidental cholesterol granuloma in the anterior mediastinum of a cardiac surgical patient.
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