Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Giant Thymolipoma Tackled with Clamshell Thoracotomy

Narendran Balasubbiah1, Narasimman Sathiamurthy1*, Jasjit Singh Nijhar2 and Nurul Akmar Misron3

1Thoracic Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Department of Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah, Malaysia
3Department of Pathology, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Narasimman Sathiamurthy, Thoracic Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Received: June 27, 2020; Published: September 17, 2020



Thymus gland tumour with mature adipocytes named thymolipoma, is a slow growing benign tumour in the mediastinum which does not cause any symptoms till it grows to a significant size. This case report is about a patient presented with respiratory distress requiring intubation and intensive care admission due to a giant tumour in the mediastinum. It was diagnosed a thymolipoma after computed tomography imaging of the thorax showed a fat density tumour and a core biopsy revealing benign lipomatous lesion. Patient made a complete recovery after undergoing a clamshell thoracotomy and resection of tumour.

Keywords: Giant Thymolipoma; Clamshell Thoracotomy



Citation: Narasimman Sathiamurthy., et al. “Giant Thymolipoma Tackled with Clamshell Thoracotomy".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.10 (2020): 29-32.


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