CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-170

Respiratory failure in a patient with treated thymoma: A blast from the past


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, AIIMS (New Delhi), India
2 HOD & Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
3 Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
4 FNB Fellow, Critical Care Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ejb.ejb_71_16

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Thymomas are among the most common anterior mediastinal tumors that can uncommonly present with respiratory failure. This case discusses the development of type II respiratory failure in a patient with a history of treated and cured thymoma. The problem posed and the workup leading to the diagnosis is discussed in detail. Further, the possible and reported causes of respiratory failure in such a case has also been highlighted.


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