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A giant mediastinal thymolipoma: a rare pathological entity

  • Kailash Chand Sharma
  • Yogendra Singh Bhakuni
  • Laleng Mawia DarlongEmail author
  • Sunil Pasricha
  • Ajay Kumar Dewan
  • Rashika Chand
  • Priyanka Goswami
  • Suhas Kodasoge Rajappa
Case Report
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Abstract

Thymolipoma is a rarely seen benign pathological entity of anterior mediastinum and constitutes of around 2–7% of thymic tumors. They usually present as soft tissue mass composed of mature adipose tissue and thymic tissue, which are clinically silent most of the time, i.e., the reason they reach to a larger dimension before diagnosis. Preoperaative diagnosis is always challenging for the thymolipoma. We wish to report a case of the soft tissue mass of anterior mediastinum in a young male, which on surgical exploration and final histopathological examination was diagnosed as thymolipoma.

Keywords

Thymolipoma CECT Ultrasonography-guided biopsy 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the comparable ethical standards.

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A separate consent for this article not taken. But routine consent of surgery and scientific publication taken.

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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kailash Chand Sharma
    • 1
  • Yogendra Singh Bhakuni
    • 1
  • Laleng Mawia Darlong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sunil Pasricha
    • 2
  • Ajay Kumar Dewan
    • 1
  • Rashika Chand
    • 2
  • Priyanka Goswami
    • 3
  • Suhas Kodasoge Rajappa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic Surgical OncologyRajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research CentreNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyRajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research CentreNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsBhagwan Mahaveer HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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