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CASE REPORT
Pleural lipoma clinically mimicking the presentation of superior sulcus tumour upon initial evaluation
  1. Lisa N Glass1,
  2. Hannah Goulart2,
  3. Keith D Mortman3,
  4. Jalil Ahari4
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
  2. 2George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
  3. 3Division of Thoracic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  4. 4Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lisa N Glass, lisaglass{at}gwu.edu

Summary

Here we present a case of a large pleural lipoma which presented with paresthesias of the hand. This is an unusual presentation of an uncommon tumour.

  • peripheral nerve disease
  • cardiothoracic surgery

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Footnotes

  • Contributors LNG: wrote the manuscript. HG: assisted with the literature search and the manuscript. KDM: was the surgeon who resected the lipoma. JA: involved in the care of the patient. All authors: revised the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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