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, vol.26, no.4, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rti.0b013e3181f46191
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THORACIC IMAGING

Abstract

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.