Cervicomediastinal hibernoma

Luigi Santambrogio, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Mario Nosotti, Gianni Pavoni, Valentina Caputo, Luigi Bonavina

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Hibernoma is a benign soft-tissue tumor, derived from the brown fat, that often presents as a painless, slow-growing mass. About 100 cases of hibernomas have been reported in the world literature. Seven cases of intrathoracic hibernoma are reported, of which only 1 was located in the mediastinal region. That tumor was an intramediastinal hibernoma with a cervicomediastinal location, which was excised through an extended left supraclavicular incision without the necessity to perform a sternotomy. No recurrence was evident after 18 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1160-1162
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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