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Giant thymoma successfully resected via median sternotomy and anterolateral thoracotomy: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 2018
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Title
Giant thymoma successfully resected via median sternotomy and anterolateral thoracotomy: a case report
Published in
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13019-018-0711-z
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Authors

Yoko Azuma, Hajime Otsuka, Takashi Makino, Satoshi Koezuka, Yoichi Anami, Sota Sadamoto, Megumi Wakayama, Naobumi Tochigi, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Akira Iyoda

Abstract

Some patients with thymoma present with a very large mass in the thoracic cavity. Although the most effective treatment for thymoma is surgical resection, it is difficult to perform because of the size of the tumor and the infiltration of tumor into the surrounding organs and vessels. We report a patient with a giant thymoma that was completely resected via a median sternotomy and left anterolateral thoracotomy. A 63-year-old woman presented with a mass in the left thoracic cavity that was incidentally found on a chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography revealed a giant mass (16 × 10 cm) touching the chest wall and diaphragm and pressed against the heart and left upper pulmonary lobe. Complete resection was performed via a median sternotomy and left anterolateral thoracotomy. The tumor was histologically diagnosed as a WHO type B2 thymoma, Masaoka stage II. Giant thymomas tend to grow expansively without invasion into surrounding organs and vessels. Surgical resection that employs an adequate approach must be considered, regardless of the size of the tumor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Researcher 1 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 17%
Student > Postgraduate 1 17%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 83%
Unknown 1 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 September 2022.
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#12,658,719
of 22,040,807 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#195
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#144,650
of 299,982 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#1
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