ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A Case of Spindle Cell Primary İntrapulmonary Thymoma: A Rare Histologic Subtype
İlker Kiriş 1, Nermin Karahan 2, Oktay Peker 1, Turhan Yavuz 1, Erdoğan İbrişim1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta
2 Departments of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta
Primary intrapulmonary thymomas are very rare. Among them, pure spindle cell primary intrapulmonary thymoma is ever rarer. A 47-year-old woman was found to have a mass located on the right side of the chest during routine preoperative tests for a goiter operation. She underwent exploratory thoracotomy in the right hemithorax, during which a well-defined mass in the right lower lobe, close to the pericardium was completely excised. Pathological evaluation revealed mixed type thymoma with predominance of spindle cells. The patient received adjuvant radiation therapy in the postoperative period. No recurrences were detected within a follow-up of two years.
Keywords : Lung neoplasms/pathology/surgery; thoracotomy; thymoma/ pathology/surgery
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