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Chirurgia 2006 February;19(1):65-7

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A polypoid invasion to the left brachiocepharic vein of invasive thymoma

Yamamoto S. 1, Kawahara K. 1, Tanaka C. 2, Arima S., 2 Haraoka S. 3, Shirakusa T. 1

1 Second Department of Surgery Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Japan
2 Department of Surgery Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Japan
3 Department of Pathology Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Japan


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A 71-year-old woman admitted our hospital with anterior mediastinal tumor with polypoid lesion of the left brachiocepharic vein. The tumor (12.0×10.5×7.0 cm in diameter, 230 g) was resected completely, and the tumor invaded directly into the left brachiocepharic vein. The left brachiocepharic vein was resected and reconstructed with e-PTFE graft. The histological features both of the main tumor and polypoid lesion of the left brachiocepharic vein were showed type B2 invasive thymoma of WHO classification. She is well without any recurrent of thymoma, and the graft is still patent.

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