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Case 2046

A primary liposarcoma of the posterior mediastinum

Author(s)
Cinotti A, Leprotti S, Campanati P, Colacci C, Cavallesco G
 
Patient
female, 60 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    X-ray of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum
     

    Postero-anterior chest film: lobulated and homogeneous opacity involving the upper half of the right lung. The heart and the trachea are not displaced.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: X-ray of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum;

    Lateral chest film: large posterior mass adjacent to the parietal pleura.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: X-ray of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum;

    Postero-anterior chest film: the re-expansion of the lung is evident after the excision of the mass.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: X-ray of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum
     

    Unenhanced CT scan confirms the presence of a posterior mediastinal mass with microcalcifications.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum;

    Contrast-enhanced CT scan shows the capsulated mass with heterogeneous density. Minimal pleural effusion is also present. Normal-sized lymph nodes.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum;

    Contrast-enhanced CT scan: the density of the tumour is primarily solid (+18.9HU to +60.2HU).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT of a primary liposacroma of the posterior mediastinum;
     
     
Postero-anterior chest film: lobulated and homogeneous opacity involving the upper half of the right lung. The heart and the trachea are not displaced.
 
Lateral chest film: large posterior mass adjacent to the parietal pleura.
 
Postero-anterior chest film: the re-expansion of the lung is evident after the excision of the mass.
 
Unenhanced CT scan confirms the presence of a posterior mediastinal mass with microcalcifications.
 
Contrast-enhanced CT scan shows the capsulated mass with heterogeneous density. Minimal pleural effusion is also present. Normal-sized lymph nodes.
 
Contrast-enhanced CT scan: the density of the tumour is primarily solid (+18.9HU to +60.2HU).
 
 
 
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