Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

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

Invasive thymoma with intraorbital metastases


S Nirmala1, MG Janaki1, K Malavika2, Karthik S Rishi1 
1 Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054, India

Correspondence Address:
S Nirmala
Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Nirmala S, Janaki M G, Malavika K, Rishi KS. Invasive thymoma with intraorbital metastases.J Can Res Ther 2009;5:41-42


How to cite this URL:
Nirmala S, Janaki M G, Malavika K, Rishi KS. Invasive thymoma with intraorbital metastases. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 20 ];5:41-42
Available from: https://www.cancerjournal.net/article.asp?issn=0973-1482;year=2009;volume=5;issue=1;spage=41;epage=42;aulast=Nirmala;type=0