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Rare case of a synchronous pleural solitary fibrous tumour and a thymic cyst
  1. Frederique Van Venetien1,
  2. Conti Luca2,
  3. Darlene Mercieca1,
  4. Paul Farrugia3 and
  5. Peter Fsadni2
  1. 1Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  2. 2Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  3. 3Oncology, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul Farrugia; paul-mark.farrugia{at}gov.mt

Abstract

We present a unique case of a 41-year-old man with an anterior mediastinal mass and a pulmonary nodule, found incidentally on a thoracic CT. Further evaluation with an MRI revealed a thymic cyst which was multiloculated with several septations. Biopsy of the pulmonary nodule was performed and histology was consistent with a solitary fibrous tumour (SFT), on the benign spectrum. Both lesions were successfully resected simultaneously via a median sternotomy approach. Final full histological diagnoses confirmed a multiloculated thymic cyst and a completely excised SFT.

  • lung cancer (oncology)
  • radiology
  • respiratory medicine

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  • Contributors FVV: directly involved in patient care, preparation of manuscript, editing manuscript and formatting images. DM: directly involved in patient care, preparation of manuscript, editing manuscript and formatting images. LC: directly involved in patient care, preparation of manuscript, editing manuscript and formatting images. PF: directly involved in patient care, preparation of manuscript, editing manuscript and formatting images. PF: directly involved in patient care and editing manuscript.

  • 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.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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