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Computed tomography of diaphragmatic lipoma

  • Mauricio Castillo
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    From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas, USA
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  • Ali Shirkhoda
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    Address reprints requests to: Ali Shirkhoda, MD, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, 6723 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030.
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    From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas, USA
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Castillo was observer in Diagnostic Radiology, July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984 from Guatemala City, Guatemala.
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      Abstract

      Five cases of lipomas of the diaphragm are reviewed, and findings on computed tomography and conventional radiography are compared. Due to the high specificity of computed tomography in identifying fat-containing structures, the diagnosis of lipoma was established with certainty. In repeated chest roentgenograms during an average follow-up of 14 months, there was no change in the appearance of the masses in the patients' diaphragms.

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