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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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CT chest (2007 ) shows recurrence of anterior mediastinal mass extenting into right side of chest
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Figure 0007: CT chest (2007 ) shows recurrence of anterior mediastinal mass extenting into right side of chest

Mentions: He presented in June 2007 with dull-aching retrosternal and right-sided chest pain with exertional dyspnea and dysphagia for solids. On examination, there was impaired note to percussion over the right mammary and infra-axillary regions with diminished breath sounds. A 3 ×3 cm mass was palpable over the epigastric region. Both testes were normal. Chest X-ray showed superior mediastinal widening with homogenous opacity in the right mid and lower zone [Figure 6]. CECT chest showed an anterior mediastinal mass extending into middle mediastinum with subpleural metastases to posterior segment of right lower lobe [Figure 7].


Thymic seminoma.

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

CT chest (2007 ) shows recurrence of anterior mediastinal mass extenting into right side of chest
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Figure 0007: CT chest (2007 ) shows recurrence of anterior mediastinal mass extenting into right side of chest
Mentions: He presented in June 2007 with dull-aching retrosternal and right-sided chest pain with exertional dyspnea and dysphagia for solids. On examination, there was impaired note to percussion over the right mammary and infra-axillary regions with diminished breath sounds. A 3 ×3 cm mass was palpable over the epigastric region. Both testes were normal. Chest X-ray showed superior mediastinal widening with homogenous opacity in the right mid and lower zone [Figure 6]. CECT chest showed an anterior mediastinal mass extending into middle mediastinum with subpleural metastases to posterior segment of right lower lobe [Figure 7].

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