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Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai Zasshi. 1990 Jun;38(6):1045-8.

[A case of giant thymolipoma in a child].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Wakayama Medical College, Japan.


A case report of a giant thymolipoma in 6-year-old boy is reported. Following school screening, an abnormal shadow in the left chest was found on the chest X-ray. CT scan and MRI suggested the mediastinal tumor containing a fatty mass. The tumor was resected on bloc through the median sternotomy and left antero-lateral thoracotomy. The tumor was 85 X 210 X 140 mm in size and 1380 g in weight. The postoperative histological examination revealed the thymolipoma. We were able to find only 19 other reported cases of thymolipoma in Japanese literature. Of 19 cases, this thymolipoma is the largest one in proportion to the patient's body weight.

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