ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An intrapericardial thymoma resected by uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Hasan Volkan Kara1, İsmail Sarbay1, Şebnem Batur2, Akif Turna1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Pathology, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.20700
Thymomas are usually located in the normal location of the thymus in the anterior mediastinum. It is very rare for thymomas to arise primarily intrapericardially. A 76-year-old male patient with a known human immunodeficiency virus positivity and has been under close follow-up for five years was admitted to our clinic. Thoracic computed tomography revealed an intrapericardial mass. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery was performed for the resection of the intrapericardial mass. Pathological examination revealed a type AB thymoma with a 3¥3¥2.5-cm dimensions (Stage 1). He underwent adjuvant irradiation. He has been doing well without any recurrence for 41 months. In conclusion, resection of intrapericardial masses is feasible and safe. This is the first case with a purely intrapericardial thymoma that was resected via uniportal videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery in the literature.
Keywords : Intrapericardial tumor, thymoma, uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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