Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  1997 Apr;30(4):467-470.

Hibernoma of Lower Chest Wall, Left: One Case Report

  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Lee Rha General Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neuro Surgery, Lee Rha General Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Anatomec pathology, Lee Rha General Hospital, Korea.


Hibernoma is a rare, benign soft tissue tumor that is derived from the remnants of fetal brown tissue. The term hibernoma was proposed in 1914 by Cery because of its morphologic similarity to the cel s of the so-called hibernating gland of animals. The most common site of hibernomas is the subcutaneous tissue of the back, especially the interscapular area. These tumors are considered benign and malignant transformation has not been reported. We experienced a case of hibernoma, 60-year-old woman had suffered from the palpable mass without pain or tenderness on posterolateral lower chest wall, left. The tumor was extirpated under the impression of angiolipoma, but was confirmed hibernoma. She was discharged without complication.


Neoplasm; Chest wall neoplasm; Hibernoma
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