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Thymic seminoma.

Kannan J, Karkuzhali P, Lakshminarasimhan S - Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol (2009)

Bottom Line: He failed to follow up for a period of 8 months post-surgery as he was asymptomatic.He then presented with a recurrence of the tumor locally, along with metastases to the lung, para-aortic and peri-aortic lymph nodes.He was kept on cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide.

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Affiliation: Department of Medical Oncology, Institute of Pathology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.

ABSTRACT
Thymic seminoma is a rare clinical entity. We report a case of an 18-year-old male patient who presented with chest pain, dyspnea, dysphagia of 1-month duration. Contrast-enhanced computer tomogram of chest showed an anterior mediastinal mass. He was subjected to thoracotomy and excision of the mass. Histopathology examination revealed seminoma of thymus. He failed to follow up for a period of 8 months post-surgery as he was asymptomatic. He then presented with a recurrence of the tumor locally, along with metastases to the lung, para-aortic and peri-aortic lymph nodes. He was kept on cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide.

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Immunohistochemistry showing placental alkaline phosphatase staining
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Figure 0005: Immunohistochemistry showing placental alkaline phosphatase staining

Mentions: CECT chest showed anterior mediastinal mass with extension into right side of chest [Figure 2]. Image-guided biopsy of the lesion was done. The results did not reveal malignancy. Cardiothoracic surgeons proceeded with right thoracotomy and excision of the mass. Histopathology of the specimen showed seminoma of thymus [Figures 3 and 4]. The result of the test for placental alkaline phosphatase was positive [Figure 5]. The patient failed to follow up for 8 months as he was asymptomatic.


Thymic seminoma.

Kannan J, Karkuzhali P, Lakshminarasimhan S - Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol (2009)

Immunohistochemistry showing placental alkaline phosphatase staining
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Figure 0005: Immunohistochemistry showing placental alkaline phosphatase staining
Mentions: CECT chest showed anterior mediastinal mass with extension into right side of chest [Figure 2]. Image-guided biopsy of the lesion was done. The results did not reveal malignancy. Cardiothoracic surgeons proceeded with right thoracotomy and excision of the mass. Histopathology of the specimen showed seminoma of thymus [Figures 3 and 4]. The result of the test for placental alkaline phosphatase was positive [Figure 5]. The patient failed to follow up for 8 months as he was asymptomatic.

Bottom Line: He failed to follow up for a period of 8 months post-surgery as he was asymptomatic.He then presented with a recurrence of the tumor locally, along with metastases to the lung, para-aortic and peri-aortic lymph nodes.He was kept on cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medical Oncology, Institute of Pathology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.

ABSTRACT
Thymic seminoma is a rare clinical entity. We report a case of an 18-year-old male patient who presented with chest pain, dyspnea, dysphagia of 1-month duration. Contrast-enhanced computer tomogram of chest showed an anterior mediastinal mass. He was subjected to thoracotomy and excision of the mass. Histopathology examination revealed seminoma of thymus. He failed to follow up for a period of 8 months post-surgery as he was asymptomatic. He then presented with a recurrence of the tumor locally, along with metastases to the lung, para-aortic and peri-aortic lymph nodes. He was kept on cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus