Thymoma arising in the wall of a thymic cyst

Stefano Ascani, A. Carloni, C. Agostinelli, E. Martini, I. Bravi, S. A. Pileri

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A 54-year-old male, non smoker, began to suffer from persistent dyspnoea and fever. X-ray and CT scan showed a cystic lesion located in the left anterior mediastinum. This lesion was removed instead of the initially scheduled surgical resection with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) preceded by fine needle aspiration (FNA). A diagnosis of thymoma arising in the wall of thymic cyst was made. Such a rare tumour should be taken into consideration in treating patients with a cystic mediastinal lesion, before VATS and FNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Thymic cyst
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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