A Case of Thymolipoma Simulating Cardiomegaly

Hun Su Ju, Sangha Kim, Jung Kwon Kim, Tae Won Hong, Nak Won Lee, Suk Joong Yong, Kye Chul Shin, Kwang Gil Lee, Won Yeon Lee

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Thymolipoma is rare benign tumor of the thymic gland and mostly occurs at anterior mediastinum. Thymolipoma comprises 2-9% of thymic tumor and less than 1% of mediastinal mass. Therefore, thymolipoma should be differentiated from anterior mediastinal tumor such as thymoma, germ cell tumor and lymphoma. These tumors resemble cardiomegaly, pleural effusion, basal atelectasis, pericardial tumor and cyst, pleural tumor, lung cancer and pulmonary sequestration, and differentiated from above mentioned diseases. Though most cases are asymptomatic, there can be dyspnea with compression of adjacent organ by mass effect, and myasthenia gravis. We experienced a thymolipoma simulating cardiomegaly and report the case with the review of literatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

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Cardiomegaly
Thymus Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
Mediastinal Cyst
Thymoma
Pulmonary Atelectasis
Germ Cell and Embryonal Neoplasms
Myasthenia Gravis
Mediastinum
Pleural Effusion
Dyspnea
Lymphoma
Lung Neoplasms

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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Ju, H. S., Kim, S., Kim, J. K., Hong, T. W., Lee, N. W., Yong, S. J., ... Lee, W. Y. (2004). A Case of Thymolipoma Simulating Cardiomegaly. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 56(1), 103-108. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2004.56.1.103
Ju, Hun Su ; Kim, Sangha ; Kim, Jung Kwon ; Hong, Tae Won ; Lee, Nak Won ; Yong, Suk Joong ; Shin, Kye Chul ; Lee, Kwang Gil ; Lee, Won Yeon. / A Case of Thymolipoma Simulating Cardiomegaly. In: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 103-108.
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A Case of Thymolipoma Simulating Cardiomegaly. / Ju, Hun Su; Kim, Sangha; Kim, Jung Kwon; Hong, Tae Won; Lee, Nak Won; Yong, Suk Joong; Shin, Kye Chul; Lee, Kwang Gil; Lee, Won Yeon.

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