Successful Resection of Giant Mediastinal Lipofibroadenoma of the Thymus by Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

George Makdisi, Anja C. Roden, K. Robert Shen

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Abstract

We report the case of a 20-year-old man who presented with a large heterogeneous mass incidentally found on a chest roentgenogram performed in the context of acute onset of fever and cough. A chest computed tomography scan showed a large heterogenous mass in the anterior mediastinum. The patient underwent surgical resection by a right video-assisted thoracoscopic approach. The resected mass was completely encapsulated and was histologically determined to be a lipofibroadenoma. Complete resection is curative. This is the sixth reported case of lipofibroadenoma of the thymus in the English literature and the first reported case of video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a lipofibroadenoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-700
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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