ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Resection of a giant thymoma and coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a case report
Orhan Bozoğlan1, Bülent Meşe1, Erdinç Eroğlu1, Abdullah Sökmen2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7004
Thymomas are defined as anterior mediastinal neoplasms, characterized by epithelial cells and lymphocytes. Although they are often encapsulated and well differentiated tumors, they can show local invasion, pleural invasion or extrathoracic metastasis. In this article, we report a rare case who was admitted with the complaint of dyspnea with a giant thymoma in the anterior mediastine and coronary artery disease and underwent thymectomy and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass graft surgery; giant thymoma; thymectomy
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