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Intern Med. 2000 Feb;39(2):139-42.

Successful resection of intracardiac invasive thymoma with right ventricular inflow tract occlusion.

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  • 1First Department of Internal Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto.

Abstract

A 72-year-old man presenting with the superior vena cava syndrome and intracardiac mass was admitted to our hospital. The mass was resected and confirmed to be invasive thymoma. Three years later, he was re-admitted with recurrence into the intracardiac space without any changes in the anterior mediastinum mass. The mass occupied the right atrial cavity and protruded into the right ventricle, causing right ventricular inflow tract obstruction. He underwent re-operation and irradiation. His postoperative course was uneventful, and he has remained alive. Invasive thymoma with intracardiac extension is extremely rare.

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