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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-42

Invasive thymoma with intraorbital metastases

1 Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054, India

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S Nirmala
Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.48768

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Thymomas are epithelial neoplasm of thymus and most common primary neoplasm of anterior and superior mediastinum affecting males and females equally. It occurs usually in the fifth to seventh decade. Approximately one-third of thymomas are invasive. Metastases to distant extrathoracic sites such as the liver, lung, lymph node, kidneys, ovary and brain occur infrequently. This is more common with invasive thymomas. Although brain has been shown to be a site of infrequent metastases, intraorbital metastases has not yet been reported. Here we report one such case of invasive thymoma of anterior superior mediastinum, which later metastasized to orbit as well as the brain.

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