The presence of a lipoma in the anterior mediastinum, weighing 17 pounds 6 ounces, is so unusual that I wish to record my notes of a case in full.
REPORT OF CASE
R. K. B., aged 37⅓ years, American; clergyman; married. Family history negative. Aside from diseases of childhood, patient was a healthy child and an athletic boy. At 16 he was kicked in the abdomen by a horse, and his recollection of this was a feeling of distress, at times, for about one year. Never had an injury of the chest; never had pleurisy, pneumonia or pericarditis. He had a deep cough, similar to the one developed with the last illness, about five years before, lasting about a month.
—Patient was well until about seventeen months ago when he sought medical advice for a deep, hollow cough which appeared while in apparent physical fitness. Gradually, this cough
LEOPOLD RS. A CASE OF MASSIVE LIPOMA OF THE MEDIASTINUM. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1920;26(3):274-278. doi:10.1001/archinte.1920.00100030018002