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Invasive thymoma in a child: a rare case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22325416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thymomas are neoplasms of the anterior mediastinum and generally occur between the fourth and sixth decades of life. In children, they are rare, with few reported cases. We describe a 9-year-old boy with invasive thymoma treated successfully by surgery alone. The patient was previously healthy and under treatment for a community-acquired pneumonia. A chest radiograph showed an opacity at the left lung base, and thoracic computed tomographic scan showed a mass with thick walls and liquid content situated in the lingula with no cleavage plane with the mediastinum. The patient underwent a left anterolateral thoracotomy, which showed a mass extending from the anterior mediastinum, infiltrating the left upper lobe of lung, phrenic nerve, and pericardium. A left upper lobectomy and resection of the mediastinal mass and lymph nodes were carried out. The pathologic analysis showed it to be a type B3 fusiform-cell thymoma, infiltrating the left upper lobe and 1 peribronchial lymph node. A multidisciplined tumor group decided to observe the patient and followed with thoracic computed tomographic scans every 3 months. After 2 years of follow-up, the patient has no evidence of recurrent disease.
Authors:
Mauricio Murce Rocha; Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves; Camila Cristina Martini Rodrigues; Guilherme Freire Angotti Carrara; Fábio Fonseca Simões; Renata Margarida Etchebehere; João Paulo Vieira Dos Santos; Marcelo Cunha Fatureto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e23-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Surgery Department, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil.
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