Giant thymoma in the anterior-inferior mediastinum.

  title={Giant thymoma in the anterior-inferior mediastinum.},
  author={Stefan Limmer and Hartmut Merz and Peter Kujath},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={10 3},
Thymomas are usually found in the superior mediastinum and sternotomy is the standard approach for resection. We report a case of a male patient with a giant left-sided thymoma, nearly fulfilling the whole hemithorax. Due to the sheer size of the tumor and its location in the anterior-inferior mediastinum, we performed a lateral approach for thymectomy. On resection the specimen measured 18 x 16 x 12 cm. Histology revealed a mixed stage I thymoma. The patient is doing well 36 months after… CONTINUE READING

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