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Atypical presentation of thymolipoma

Canan Kucuk, Kemal Arda, Naim Ata, Mustafa Hamidullah Turkkani
  • Canan Kucuk
    Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, 29 Mayıs Hospital, Ankara, Turkey | canankuc@yahoo.com
  • Kemal Arda
    Department of Radiology, Atatürk Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Naim Ata
    Department of Internal Medicine, 29 Mayıs Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Mustafa Hamidullah Turkkani
    Department of Chest Disease, 29 Mayıs Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract

Thymolipoma is an uncommon benign neoplasm and its pathogenesis is unclear. The current study describes the case of an 82-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea and dysphagia and was discovered to have an anterior mediastinal thymolipoma enlarged to cranial part of the neck. We conclude that the only curative treatment of thymolipomas is surgical excision.

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Thymolipoma; Benign neoplasm; Dyspnea; Dysphagia

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