A case of thymoma with extensive necrosis

M. Yamashita, O. Honda, M. Morimoto, H. Yamamoto, H. Nishi, K. Taguchi, K. Kato, Susumu Kanazawa

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We reported a case of thymoma with extensive necrosis of a man in his 40s. The onset was fever and dyspnea. CT scans showed a large ill-circumscribed and heterogenous anterior mediastinal tumor with increased density of peritumoral fat and bilateral pleural effusion. On contrast enhanced CT images, only the structure like internal septa were gradually enhanced. Pathologic diagnosis was thymoma (WHO typeB2/B3) with extensive necrotic area. It was presumed that the cause of the extensive necrosis was infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Yamashita, M., Honda, O., Morimoto, M., Yamamoto, H., Nishi, H., Taguchi, K., Kato, K., & Kanazawa, S. (2013). A case of thymoma with extensive necrosis. Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, 58(1), 229-233.