A case of thymoma with extensive necrosis

M. Yamashita, O. Honda, M. Morimoto, H. Yamamoto, H. Nishi, K. Taguchi, K. Kato, S. Kanazawa

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    We reported a case of thymoma with extensive necrosis of a man in his 40s. The onset was fever and dyspnea. CT scans showed a large ill-circumscribed and heterogenous anterior mediastinal tumor with increased density of peritumoral fat and bilateral pleural effusion. On contrast enhanced CT images, only the structure like internal septa were gradually enhanced. Pathologic diagnosis was thymoma (WHO typeB2/B3) with extensive necrotic area. It was presumed that the cause of the extensive necrosis was infarction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-233
    Number of pages5
    JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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