Persistent radiologic thoracic hypotransparency: A case report and review of the literature(Article)

Archives de Pediatrie

Journal Article

A thymolipoma is a slow-growing, anterior mediastinal tumor, rare in childhood. The authors present a report of a 4-year-old girl with persistent right thoracic hypotransparency on the chest radiograph. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an anterior, well-limited, mediastinal mass of heterogeneous density, with lipomatous and soft tissue density areas. The tumor was totally excised and the histopathologic findings revealed a thymolipoma. A year and a half after surgery, the child remains well. This report enhances the relevance of differential diagnosis in the presence of persistent radiologic thoracic hypotransparency. © 2018 Elsevier Masson SAS

A. Miranda

J. Marques

J. Ferreira

F. Cunha

M. Ribeiro

R. Ruivo


Year of publication: 2018


ISSN: 0929693X


DOI: 10.1016/j.arcped.2018.09.010

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