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Giant thymolipoma in a child: The silent chest mass

S Otido, Z Dangor, A Zanini, D Harrison

Abstract


hymolipoma is a rare benign anterior mediastinal tumour of thymic origin containing both thymic and mature adipose tissues. In most cases it has a silent course and can grow to large sizes before presenting with respiratory symptoms. We report a case of a giant thymolipoma in a 4-year-old girl treated at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South Africa.

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S Otido, Department of Paediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Z Dangor, Department of Paediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

A Zanini, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

D Harrison, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2022;28(3):129-132.

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Date submitted: 2022-09-16
Date published: 2022-09-16

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