Cervicomediastinal hibernoma

Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Oct;64(4):1160-2. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(97)00833-3.


Hibernoma is a benign soft-tissue tumor, derived from the brown fat, that often presents as a painless, slow-growing mass. About 100 cases of hibernomas have been reported in the world literature. Seven cases of intrathoracic hibernoma are reported, of which only 1 was located in the mediastinal region. That tumor was an intramediastinal hibernoma with a cervicomediastinal location, which was excised through an extended left supraclavicular incision without the necessity to perform a sternotomy. No recurrence was evident after 18 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Lipoma / surgery*
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / surgery*