Regression of thymoma associated with a multilocular thymic cyst: Report of a case

Gouji Toyokawa, Kenichi Taguchi, Taro Ohba, Fumihiko Hirai, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Motoharu Hamatake, Takashi Seto, Kenichi Nishiyama, Yoshitaka Shida, Kenji Sugio, Yukito Ichinose

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A 28-year-old male was diagnosed with acute pericarditis after presenting with acute chest pain, fever and an abnormality in an electrocardiogram. No symptoms suggestive of myasthenia gravis were observed. Although the symptoms were alleviated by antibiotics, computed tomography (CT) showed an anterior mediastinal mass with bilateral pleural effusion. He was, therefore, diagnosed with thymoma and referred to our hospital. Surgery was performed, since the pleural effusion disappeared. The pathological examination revealed the mass to be a type B2 thymoma classified as pathological stage I (Masaoka's classification) with a multilocular thymic cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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