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Internal Medicine
Vol. 32 (1993) No. 3 P 257-260

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http://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.32.257


A case of malignant thymoma presenting as the superior vena cava syndrome is reported. A 56-year old male was admitted with superior vena cava syndrome. CT and NMR-CT scan showed a solid homogenous superior mediastinal mass; which filled the lumen of the superior vena cava and the right atrium. A biopsy of the right atrial mass showed myxoma, and operation was performed. Histopathologically the tumor was diagnosed as thymoma. Intracaval and intracardiac extension of a thymoma is very rare.
(Internal Medicine 32: 257-260, 1993)

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