Intrathoracic lipoma masquerading as subclavian artery trauma.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209224
Title:
Intrathoracic lipoma masquerading as subclavian artery trauma.
Authors:
Munro, P T; O'Driscoll, D; Mahalingam, K
Affiliation:
Cork University Hospital, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Ireland.
Citation:
J Accid Emerg Med. 1996 Jul;13(4):287-8.
Journal:
Journal of accident & emergency medicine
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209224
PubMed ID:
8832354
Abstract:
A 58 year old man was admitted to the accident and emergency department following an industrial accident in which he sustained a three part fracture dislocation of his right humerus. Chest radiography revealed a large mass in the right upper hemithorax and, when the patient became hypotensive, an emergency thoracotomy was performed. The mass was found to be a massive intrathoracic lipoma. This case shows how preexisting intrathoracic lesions may be mistaken for subclavian or great vessel trauma following violent shoulder girdle injury. The differential diagnosis of traumatic and non-traumatic intrathoracic mass lesions in chest radiography should be considered carefully.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Accidents, Occupational; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Lipoma/*diagnosis/radiography; Male; Middle Aged; Subclavian Artery/*injuries; Thoracic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/radiography
ISSN:
1351-0622 (Print); 1351-0622 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMunro, P Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Driscoll, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMahalingam, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:15:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:15:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:15:33Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Accid Emerg Med. 1996 Jul;13(4):287-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1351-0622 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1351-0622 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid8832354en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209224-
dc.description.abstractA 58 year old man was admitted to the accident and emergency department following an industrial accident in which he sustained a three part fracture dislocation of his right humerus. Chest radiography revealed a large mass in the right upper hemithorax and, when the patient became hypotensive, an emergency thoracotomy was performed. The mass was found to be a massive intrathoracic lipoma. This case shows how preexisting intrathoracic lesions may be mistaken for subclavian or great vessel trauma following violent shoulder girdle injury. The differential diagnosis of traumatic and non-traumatic intrathoracic mass lesions in chest radiography should be considered carefully.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Occupationalen_GB
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLipoma/*diagnosis/radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshSubclavian Artery/*injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshThoracic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/radiographyen_GB
dc.titleIntrathoracic lipoma masquerading as subclavian artery trauma.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Hospital, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of accident & emergency medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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