Thymolipoma with massive pleural effusion: A case report



Thymus, Thymolipoma, Mediastinum


Thymolipoma is a rare and benign lesion originating from the anterior mediastinum. Thymolipoma is mostly diagnosed incidentally. However, cough, dyspnea and chest pain can be seen. A 35-year-old male patient presented to our hospital with the complaint of shortness of breath lasting for one month. The physical examination revealed a massive pleural effusion on the right. In computed tomography (CT) imaging of the thorax, a soft tissue density of 7.5x5x5 cm in size, containing calcifications were observed in the anterior mediastinum. A right thoracotomy was performed for the treatment and to make a definite diagnosis. The histopathological examination resulted in the diagnosis of a thymolipoma. We presented our case with its differential diagnosis because of its rarity.


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Bayramoğlu Z, Ömeroğlu E, Ünlü Y. Thymolipoma with massive pleural effusion: A case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Mar. 15 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];3(3):276-7. Available from: