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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery |

Giant Thymoma and Cardiac Tamponade

Irfan Ahsan, MD; Wisam Alfay, MD; Jenna Jarriel, MD; Gregary Marhefka, MD
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Department of Medicine, Abington Hospital Jefferson Health, Abington, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):56A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.063
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: The thymus is a gland overlying the pericardium and great vessels in the anterior mediastinum that typically involutes after puberty. Thymomas are rare tumors of the thymus gland in which associated pericardial effusions are found in a minority while hemorrhagic pericardial effusion causing tamponade physiology is extremely rare (1). We present a case of a patient who had hemorrhagic pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade due to a malignant Type B2 Thymoma.

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