ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A thymoma invading the right atrium
İhsan Alur, Hayati Taştan, Gökhan Yiğit Tanrısever, Bilgin Emrecan
Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10768
Thymoma is the most common anterior mediastinal primary tumor in adults. It is rarely localized and it rarely metastasizes outside mediastinum. Some of patients are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. It may present with regional symptoms such as dyspnea due to compression, sore throat, cough, and hoarseness of voice, or systemic symptoms such as fever and loss of weight. It may invade to the superior vena cava and right atrium. In this article, we present a case of thymoma invading to the superior vena cava and right atrium in the light of literature data.
Keywords : B3 thymoma; invasive thymoma; right atrial mass; surgical resection; thymic carsinoma
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