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Intrathoracic Hibernoma: An Uncommon Tumour

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.158
Pages: 
554–6
ABSTRACT
 
Hibernomas are uncommon benign tumours that arise from the remnants of fetal brown adipose tissue. They are usually asymptomatic and have a slow growth pattern. Intrathoracic and pleural locations are exceptional for localization of hibernoma. A review of the English language medical literature revealed more than 110 cases, 20 of which were intrathoracic. In the article below, we discuss a 40- year old male patient who had pleural involvement and was treated by surgical resection. Following resection, the patient has remained problem-free for nine years.
 
Accepted: 
25 Sep, 2012
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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013
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