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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 abdomen (2008) shows reduction of para aortic lymphnodes to sub centimeter size after chemo
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Figure 00011: CT abdomen (2008) shows reduction of para aortic lymphnodes to sub centimeter size after chemo

Mentions: The diagnosis of recurrent seminoma of thymus with metastases to right lung, para- and peri-aortic lymph nodes was made. The patient was started on BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin). After four courses of chemo, complete disappearance of the mediastinal mass and lung metastatic lesions and reduction of abdominal lymph nodes to sub-centimeter size were noted [Figures 9–11].


Thymic seminoma.

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

CT abdomen (2008) shows reduction of para aortic lymphnodes to sub centimeter size after chemo
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Figure 00011: CT abdomen (2008) shows reduction of para aortic lymphnodes to sub centimeter size after chemo
Mentions: The diagnosis of recurrent seminoma of thymus with metastases to right lung, para- and peri-aortic lymph nodes was made. The patient was started on BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin). After four courses of chemo, complete disappearance of the mediastinal mass and lung metastatic lesions and reduction of abdominal lymph nodes to sub-centimeter size were noted [Figures 9–11].

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