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Computed tomography of a symptomatic infarcted thoracic lipoma

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      Abstract

      Intrathoracic lipomas are often asymptomatic and incidentally discovered on routine chest radiographs. An infarcted, pedunculated thoracic lipoma causing chest pain is described. The possibility of liposarcoma was suggested by an inhomogeneous computed tomography appearance and an attenuation value that was greater than that of normal subcutaneous fat.

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