Infiltrating angiolipoma of the thoracic wall: A case report


We describe a case of infiltrating angiolipoma of the thoracic wall, which is an extremely unusual site for this tumor. Infiltrative angiolipoma is a rare benign soft tissue tumor that commonly affects the extremities and the trunk. This is the first report of infiltrative angiolipoma that affects this site. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a high intensity signal on T2-weighted images and contrast enhanced images showed moderate enhancement effect that mimicked tumors of neurogenic or vascular origin. Angiolipoma should be included in a differential diagnosis of the thoracic wall tumor with T2 high intensity signal and contrast enhancement that is not typical shape and signal for neurogenic tumor or hemangioma.

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Hamano, A. , Suzuki, K. , Saito, T. , Kuwatsuru, R. , Oh, S. and Suzuki, K. (2013) Infiltrating angiolipoma of the thoracic wall: A case report. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 3, 19-22. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2013.32005.

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