Intrathoracic Xanthoma Mimicking Lung Cancer in a Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia Type II: A Case Report

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  • Murat Guvener
  • Halil Ibrahim Ucar
  • Mustafa Tok
  • Omer Faruk Dogan
  • Isil Yildiz
  • Mustafa Yilmaz
  • Pinar Firat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061030

Abstract

Xanthomas are benign soft-tissue lesions commonly occurring on the skin, subcutis, or tendon sheaths of patients. The lung and thoracic cavity is a rare location for xanthomas. We present a 39-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital with complaints of dyspnea, cough, and chest pain. She had a prior diagnosis of type II familial hypercholesterolemia. Chest x-ray film and computed tomography scans revealed a large tumor-like mass in the right hemithorax. Thoracal mass and narrowed tracheal segments were removed using cardiopulmonary bypass. Histopathologic findings were consistent with xanthoma.

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Published

2006-12-05

How to Cite

Guvener, M., Ucar, H. I., Tok, M., Dogan, O. F., Yildiz, I., Yilmaz, M., & Firat, P. (2006). Intrathoracic Xanthoma Mimicking Lung Cancer in a Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia Type II: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 10(1), E3-E5. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061030

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