Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 55(4): 271-272
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-924263
Case Reports

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Synchronous Thymoma and Lung Carcinoma Resected Via Median Sternotomy with VATS Guidance

N. Moorjani1 , O. Khan1 , I. Brown2 , N. Singh3 , K. Amer1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 2Department of Radiology, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 3Department of Pathology, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
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Publication History

Received August 17, 2005

Publication Date:
04 June 2007 (online)


Although the occurrence of thymoma with other neoplasms is well described [[1]], there are very few cases of synchronous thymoma with pulmonary carcinoma documented in the literature. Previous reports have described resection of these synchronous lesions by median sternotomy followed by posterolateral thoracotomy [[2]]. This report describes the case of synchronous thymoma and right upper lobe (RUL) adenocarcinoma, both resected through a median sternotomy with the aid of video assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) guidance.


Khalid Amer

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