Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 9

Anterior Mediastinal Arteriovenous Malformation Mimicker for Thymoma

Narendran Balasubbiah1,2* and Padungkiat Tangpirootham1

1Bangkok Heart Hospital, Thailand
2Thoracic Unit, Department of Surgery, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Narendran Balasubbiah, Bangkok Heart Hospital, Thailand.

Received: June 29, 2023; Published: August 17, 2023

Abstract

Anterior mediastinal masses are asymptomatic until it reaches significant size and cause mass effect. Anterior mediastinal arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rare. Here we present a case which was referred for surgical intervention for a thymoma, but it was mistaken identity and turned out to be an AVM posing intraoperative challenge. The challenge with VATS (video assisted thoracoscopic surgery) resection of AVM in the mediastinum is haemostasis control and removing the lesion in total. It is difficult to differentiate solid tumours from AVM doing routine pre-operative investigation [1].

 Keywords: Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS); Computed Tomography (CT)

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Citation

Citation: Narendran Balasubbiah and Padungkiat Tangpirootham. “Anterior Mediastinal Arteriovenous Malformation Mimicker for Thymoma”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.9 (2023): 130-132.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Narendran Balasubbiah and Padungkiat Tangpirootham. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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