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Mediastinal Thymolipoma: An Evaluation of the Clinical and Radiological Features and the Surgical Outcomes in 11 Cases

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.559
Pages: 
212-5
Synopsis: 
Thymolipoma is a rare, benign tumour of the mediastinum. Many patients are asymptomatic. The tumour is sometimes associated with parathymic disorders such as myasthenia gravis. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice in the patients with thymolipoma. Complete surgical resection is the cure in most patients.

ABSTRACT

Background: Thymolipoma is a rare benign tumour of the mediastinum, accounting for 2%–9% of all thymic tumours. Although many case reports have been published in the literature, few studies have analysed the clinical and radiological features and the surgical outcomes of this tumour.

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and radiological features and the surgical outcomes of the patients with thymolipoma.

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016
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