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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Abstract

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.

Citation:

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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