Thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) are rare lesions that represent less than 1% of all malignancies in adults. Presentation occurs in three ways: asymptomatic, with local thoracic symptoms or with paraneoplastic symptoms. Heterotopic ossifications are rare histological features in neoplasms and non-neoplastic lesions. Here, we present a 49-year-old male patient with a thymoma type B2 mimicking an aortic aneurysm. Alongside the thymoma, a cholesterol granuloma with unusual ossification features was found as well. This clinical presentation and pathological diagnosis are unusual findings.
- cardiothoracic surgery
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Contributors DM and LB: conceptualisation, validation, visualisation, writing and final approval. LK: visualisation, pathological image acquisition, writing, final approval. IR: conceptualisation, validation, visualisation, writing, critical revision and final approval.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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