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[Solitary ectopic thymoma at ligamentum arteriosum; report of a case].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23445656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a case of solitary ectopic thymoma at the ligamentum arteriosum, which was resected with thoracoscopic surgery. A 62-year-old male patient received chemoradiation therapy for laryngeal cancer approximately 1 year before. The present computed tomography scan indicated a mass (diameter, 2 cm) at the ligamentum arteriosum. Furthermore, positron emission tomography showed an abnormal accumulation on the mass. Malignant lymphoma and laryngeal cancer with lymph node metastasis were suspected, and thoracoscopic surgery was performed. The tumor had a clear margin;therefore, it could be extirpated easily. The results of the postoperative pathological examination indicated that the tumor was an ectopic thymoma. The patient was discharged 3 days after the surgery because he showed good clinical course and was kept under careful observation.
Hidefumi Kubo; Chiyo Nakasuga; Kosuke Tada; Makoto Miyahara; Hiroyasu Hasegawa; Yoshimi Yamashita
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0021-5252     ISO Abbreviation:  Kyobu Geka     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413533     Medline TA:  Kyobu Geka     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Tokuyama Central Hospital, Shunan, Japan.
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