Pleural lipoma is an extremely rare benign tumor. A lesion homogeneity with smooth
borders is a suggestive criterion of lipoma in the chest radiology. Tissue biopsy is usually required for
the diagnosis and exclusion of liposarcoma. In this case report, we described a female patient
diagnosed with a pleural lipoma which was discovered accidentally during a metastatic work up of a
previously diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma in the left ala nasi. The diagnosis of the pleural lipoma
was histopathologically confirmed with tru cut biopsy.
Keywords: Intrathoracic lipoma, pleural lipoma, pleural tumor, tissue biopsy, liposarcoma, patient.
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