Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp 546–548 | Cite as

Massive thymolipoma involving both chest cavities

  • Hilton Hudson
  • Daniel M. Cohen
  • Randolph Cribbs
  • J. Terrance Davis
Case Report


Thymolipoma is a rare tumor composed of both adipose and mature thymic elements which may grow to very large sizes before becoming symptomatic. Since thymolipomas are benign tumors and do not invade adjacent structures, a plane of dissection can readily be developed during surgical resection. We report a large tumor involving both thoracic cavities which was successfully excised from a left thoracotomy incision with preservation of adjacent nerves and blood vessels.

Key words

Thymolipoma Diagnosis Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilton Hudson
    • 1
  • Daniel M. Cohen
    • 1
  • Randolph Cribbs
    • 1
  • J. Terrance Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic SurgeryOhio State University College of Medicine, and Children's HospitalColumbusUSA

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