Unusual Cause of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Compression Mediastinal Lipomatosis

Bulakci M. , Yahyayev A., Ucar A., Erer B., ERER B., Dursun M.

JOURNAL OF THORACIC IMAGING, cilt.26, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Mediastinal lipomatosis (ML) is a benign condition characterized by the accumulation of mature adipose tissue within the mediastinum. ML is usually associated with Cushing syndrome and obesity. Most patients are asymptomatic, but some have thoracic pain, dyspnea, cough, dysphonia, dysphagia, and supraventricular tachycardia. We report a case of ML compressing the right ventricular outflow tract in a patient with Behcet disease.