Thymic cancer with cyst 10 years after esophagectomy

Hironori Ishibashi, Yoshinori Okada, Muneo Minowa, Tetsu Sado, Takashi Kondo

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A 65-year-old male, who had undergone an esophagectomy for esophageal cancer at the age of 53, presented a mediastinal growthing thymic cyst. The computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a cystic and thick wall in the anterosuperior mediastinum, and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) showed strongly positive finding. Operation was performed and histological examination demonstrated thymic squamous carcinoma arising from thymic cyst. He underwent postoperative radiotherapy and survives 5 years after operation. As thymic cancer with thymic cyst is very rare, we presented this case with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


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