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Acute respiratory distress caused by massive thymolipoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15586609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present the case of a 40-year-old female with a massive anterior mediastinal tumor who presented with acute respiratory distress. She required emergent intubation and ventilatory support for respiratory compromise caused by lung compression. Preoperative computed tomographic scan results suggested a mediastinal lipomatous mass. Resection of the tumor resulted in immediate improvement in her pulmonary status. Because thymolipomas can attain enormous dimensions and compress adjacent structures, they should be resected at the time of diagnosis.
Michael E Halkos; John D Symbas; Panagiotis N Symbas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-09     Completed Date:  2004-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1123-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B. Whitehead Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Lipoma / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology*
Thymus Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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