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A rare case of primary thymic adenocarcinoma mimicking small cell lung cancer

Authors
 Chul Min Ahn ; Eun Na Cho ; Yoon Soo Chang ; Hyung Jung Kim ; Min Kwang Byun ; Tae Hoon Kim ; Hye Sung Park 
Citation
 Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Vol.78(2) : 112~119, 2015 
Journal Title
 Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 
ISSN
 1738-3536 
Issue Date
2015
Abstract
Primary thymic adenocarcinoma is a very rare malignancy of the anterior mediastinum with no standardized treatment. A 36-year-old male patient presented with hoarseness over the past 3 months. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed an infiltrative mass to the proximal vessels and aortic arch in left upper mediastinum (4.1×3.1×5.4 cm). Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed focal lesions, suggesting metastasis in the left frontal lobe. A thoracoscopic biopsy of the mediastinal mass confirmed a primary thymic adenocarcinoma forming a glandular structure with atypia of tumor cells. The patient received four cycles of systemic chemotherapy, consisting of etoposide and cisplatin, with concurrent radiotherapy (6,000 cGy/30 fractions) to the mediastinal lesion and the metastatic brain lesion (4,200 cGy/12 fractions). A follow-up chest CT scan and brain MRI showed a decrease in the size of the left upper mediastinal mass and brain lesion. We report a rare case of the primary thymic adenocarcinoma with a literature review.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/141068
DOI
10.4046/trd.2015.78.2.112
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1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Internal Medicine
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Pathology
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Radiology
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