Thymoma arising in a thymic cyst.

K. Sugio, K. Ondo, M. Yamaguchi, K. Yamazaki, S. Kase, F. Shoji, K. Sugimachi

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Abstract

We present a case of thymoma arising in the wall of the thymic cyst. A 77-year-old asymptomatic woman demonstrated an approximately 3.5 cm sized cystic mass in the left anterior mediastinum in the CT scan. The tumor was extirpated by a total thymectomy. Histologically, the cyst wall was lined by low cuboidal cells, but a markedly thickened wall was observed at the upper site of the mass, which was found to be thymoma. These findings may suggest that the thymoma originated from the wall of the thymic cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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Sugio, K., Ondo, K., Yamaguchi, M., Yamazaki, K., Kase, S., Shoji, F., & Sugimachi, K. (2000). Thymoma arising in a thymic cyst. Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia, 6(5), 329-331.