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Respiratory failure caused by giant thymolipoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18640359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present the case of a 31-year-old woman with a massive anterior mediastinal tumor who presented with respiratory failure. A thoracic computed tomographic scan suggested a mediastinal lipomatous mass, and an operation was performed. Resection of the tumor resulted in immediate improvement in the patient's pulmonary status, and the histopathologic examination revealed thymolipoma. Because thymolipoma can attain enormous dimensions and compress adjacent structures, it should be immediately resected.
Sami Ceran; Baykal Tulek; Guven Sunam; Mecit Suerdem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Lipoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Lung / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Organ Size
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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