ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Incidental detection of a thymoma during emergency coronary artery surgery: a combined approach
Mustafa Bilge Erdoğan 1, Canan Korkmaz2, Cemil Cahit Öğütmen 1, Ramazan Uçok2, Bülent Kısacıkoğlu1
1Sani Konukoğlu Tıp Merkezi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahi Kliniği, Gaziantep
225 Aralık Devlet Hastanesi Patoloji Kliniği, Gaziantep
The incidence of emergency surgery is on the rise for left main coronary artery stenosis. Thymomas are defined as anterior mediastinal neoplasms composed of thymic epithelial cells and lymphocytes. A 58-year-old male patient was submitted to emergency coronary bypass surgery with the diagnosis of severe left coronary artery stenosis following admission with acute coronary syndrome. After the sternotomy procedure, an anterior mediastinal mass measuring 6x6 cm was detected. Coronary bypass surgery was performed following total excision of the mass. Histopathologic examination of the mass was reported as thymoma.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass; thymoma/surgery
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