CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165-167

Enormous thymolipoma: A case report


1 Chest Department, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Cardiothoracic Department, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hoda A Eid
Chest Disease Department, Al-Zahraa University Hospital, Abbaseya 11517 Cairo
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-8426.203799

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Thymolipoma is unusual benign mediastinal, slow-growing, encapsulated tumor of the anterior mediastinum with no tendency to recur after a complete surgical excision. Here, we report the case of an adult female who presented with progressive dyspnea of 2 months’ duration especially on lying down. Chest radiograph showed opacity occupying the entire left side. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a large mass on the left side with fat attenuation. Computed tomography-guided biopsy obtained was diagnosed as hyperplasic thymic tissue. The tumor was successfully removed surgically, and histopathological examination confirmed thymolipoma.


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