The diagnosis of a pleural lipoma by CT and fine-needle biopsy to avoid thoracotomy

Can Assoc Radiol J. 1988 Mar;39(1):57-8.


We report a patient with a rare benign pleural lipoma diagnosed using computed tomography and fine-needle biopsy, thus avoiding unnecessary exploratory surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnosis*
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Male
  • Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Pleural Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed