OSCAR SWINEFORD JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES J. HARKRADER JR., M.D.
The subject of intrathoracic neoplasms has been reviewed recently by Heuer and his associates.1, 3 They summarized all case reports to date. McCorkle, Koerth, and Donaldson2 tabulated the most common symptoms and signs of the cases of thoracic lipomata of each type reported before 1938.
The following case of intrathoracic lipoma is reported because it is the second in which asthma was the chief complaint,2 and because it is the eighth largest of the 25 wholly intrathoracic lipomata now on record.
A 62 year old white single male was admitted in severe status asthmaticus and congestive failure of
SWINEFORD O, HARKRADER CJ. INTRATHORACIC LIPOMA; A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:125–129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-125
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