Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 548–551 | Cite as

Thymoma in a child: case report and review of the literature

  • David H. Rothstein
  • Stephan D. Voss
  • Michael Isakoff
  • Mark PuderEmail author
Case Report


Thymic lesions comprise approximately 2–3% of all pediatric mediastinal tumors and include thymic cysts, hyperplasia, carcinoma, and thymomas. Thymomas, which represent less than 1% of all mediastinal tumors, are rare mediastinal tumors in the pediatric population. Fewer than 30 cases in children have been described in the literature. These tumors are typically aggressive, with poor outcomes. We report a thymoma in a 14-year-old girl and review the available literature on thymomas and their treatment.


Mediastinal mass Thymoma 



The authors would like to thank Dr. Robert C. Shamberger for his careful review of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Rothstein
    • 1
  • Stephan D. Voss
    • 2
  • Michael Isakoff
    • 3
  • Mark Puder
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryChildren’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyChildren’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric OncologyDana Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA

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