Title

Giant ossifying malignant thymoma in a child.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2010

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.06.021

Abstract

We present the first reported case of an ossifying pediatric thymoma. Our patient was diagnosed with a massive thymoma replacing the whole of the left thoracic cavity. Percutaneous biopsy was attempted 3 times followed by an open incisional biopsy and adjuvant chemotherapy. Complete resection required a median sternotomy and a "trap door" thoracotomy after the tumor failed to respond to chemotherapy. Histology confirmed World Health Organization type B1 lymphocyte-rich thymoma, Masaoka stage I, with extensive osseous metaplasia.

Journal Title

Journal of pediatric surgery

Volume

45

Issue

9

First Page

31

Last Page

34

MeSH Keywords

Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols; Child; Female; Humans; Neoadjuvant Therapy; Ossification, Heterotopic; Thymoma; Thymus Neoplasms

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