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Neck Mass

Pietro Sergio
September 5, 2014

A 42-year-old man presented with an increase in size of the neck region over one year. On examination the patient showed a rough palpable mass on his neck surface and complained of moderate difficulty in breathing and neck movements. He had a history of heavy alcohol intake. CT examination of the neck after intravenous contrast media showed diffuse fatty deposition in the soft tissue around the neck and supraclavicular regions. The adipose tissue appeared homogenous and non-encapsulated without enhancement after contrast media. There were no significant compressive effects on the aero-digestive tract and no enlarged cervical lymph nodes were seen (Fig. 1, Fig. 2).

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G. Enzi et al (2002) Multiple symmetric lipomatosis: clinical aspects and outcome in a long-term longitudinal study. International Journal of Obesity 26: 253–261

Brief Biography of Author:
Pietro Sergio is currently a radiologist at Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona, - CREMONA, Italy