ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Primer invazif intrapulmoner timoma
Mustafa Göz1, Abdussemet Hazar1, Mehmet Salih Aydın1, İbrahim Can Kürkçüoğlu2
1Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa
2Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.032
Thymoma is the most common primary tumor of the anterosuperior mediastinum in adults. Originating from the thymic epithelial cells, these tumors were reported to have an incidence of 0.15/100.000. These tumors generally have a benign character and 30-40% of the cases are accompanied by myasthenia gravis. However, the tumor very rarely has a localization outside the anterosuperior mediastinum and an invasive character. In this article, we report a a thymoma case with intrapulmonary localization and pericardial invasion in a patient with myasthenic symptoms.
Keywords : Intrapulmonary thymoma; myasthenia gravis; pericardial invasion
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