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A case of a resected thymoma in the middle mediastinum.

Tokuno J, Cho H, Yamanashi K, Ueda Y, Sumitomo R, Shoji T, Huang CL - J Surg Case Rep (2014)

Bottom Line: We experienced an extremely rare case of a thymoma in the middle mediastinum.A 42-year-old woman presented with a 4-cm-sized abnormal mass in the middle mediastinum by chest computed tomography.An extended thymectomy was performed additionally.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kitano Hospital, The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Institute, Osaka 530-8480, Japan j-tokuno@kitano-hp.or.jp.

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Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneous tumor measuring 4 cm in the middle mediastinum (A and B). MRI showed a tumor demonstrating the low intensity both on the T1-weighted image (C) and the T2-weighted image (D).
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RJU077F1: Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneous tumor measuring 4 cm in the middle mediastinum (A and B). MRI showed a tumor demonstrating the low intensity both on the T1-weighted image (C) and the T2-weighted image (D).

Mentions: Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneous tumor measuring 4 cm in the middle mediastinum. The tumor was surrounded by many mediastinal structures, including brachiocephalic trunk, right brachiocephalic vein, superior vena cava (SVC), azygos vein, ascending aorta and trachea. However, its invasion to these mediastinal structures was uncertain (Fig. 1A and B). By magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the tumor showed low intensity on both T1- and T2-weighted images, which means that this tumor was not cystic but solid (Fig. 1C and D). Positron emission tomography demonstrated that this tumor had no significant increased accumulation of FDG (SUV max 2.2–2.7). Considering these findings, this tumor was preoperatively suspected of being a neurogenic tumor or lymphoma due to its location.Figure 1:


A case of a resected thymoma in the middle mediastinum.

Tokuno J, Cho H, Yamanashi K, Ueda Y, Sumitomo R, Shoji T, Huang CL - J Surg Case Rep (2014)

Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneous tumor measuring 4 cm in the middle mediastinum (A and B). MRI showed a tumor demonstrating the low intensity both on the T1-weighted image (C) and the T2-weighted image (D).
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RJU077F1: Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneous tumor measuring 4 cm in the middle mediastinum (A and B). MRI showed a tumor demonstrating the low intensity both on the T1-weighted image (C) and the T2-weighted image (D).
Mentions: Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneous tumor measuring 4 cm in the middle mediastinum. The tumor was surrounded by many mediastinal structures, including brachiocephalic trunk, right brachiocephalic vein, superior vena cava (SVC), azygos vein, ascending aorta and trachea. However, its invasion to these mediastinal structures was uncertain (Fig. 1A and B). By magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the tumor showed low intensity on both T1- and T2-weighted images, which means that this tumor was not cystic but solid (Fig. 1C and D). Positron emission tomography demonstrated that this tumor had no significant increased accumulation of FDG (SUV max 2.2–2.7). Considering these findings, this tumor was preoperatively suspected of being a neurogenic tumor or lymphoma due to its location.Figure 1:

Bottom Line: We experienced an extremely rare case of a thymoma in the middle mediastinum.A 42-year-old woman presented with a 4-cm-sized abnormal mass in the middle mediastinum by chest computed tomography.An extended thymectomy was performed additionally.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kitano Hospital, The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Institute, Osaka 530-8480, Japan j-tokuno@kitano-hp.or.jp.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus