Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Mediastinal Myelolipoma Diagnosed by Transthoracic Fine-Needle Core Biopsy

Lina Zuccatosta1*, Francesca Gonnelli1, Francesca Barbisan2, Gaia Goteri2 and Alessandro Di Marco Berardino1

1Pulmonary Diseases Unit, Azienda Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
2Pathological Anatomy Institute, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, Italy

*Correspondance to: Lina Zuccatosta 

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Extra-adrenal Myelolipoma (ML) is rare, non-functioning and generally asymptomatic tumor, composed by a mixture of adipose tissue and hematopoietic cells. It usually occurs in the adrenal glands and thoracic location is extremely unusual. We report the case of an 80-year-old woman without specific symptoms, with chest CT tomography showing incidentally a paratracheal mass (55 mm × 62 mm). Transthoracic fluoroscopic-guided fine needle biopsy was performed. Pathologic examination revealed ML, confirmed after surgical resection.


Zuccatosta L, Gonnelli F, Barbisan F, Goteri G, Di Marco Berardino A. Mediastinal Myelolipoma Diagnosed by Transthoracic Fine-Needle Core Biopsy. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3565..

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