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Volume 6, Issue 3 (Summer 2021)                   J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2021, 6(3): 157-160 | Back to browse issues page


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Aran Sittampalam Y, AshaThayaparan N, Sathiamurthy N, Ganeshan M. A Mother with A Tumour Close To Her Heart: A Case Report on the Management of a Thymoma in Pregnancy. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res. 2021; 6 (3) :157-160
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1- Department of General Surgery, Hospital of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , yurkdes@gmail.com
2- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Women and Children’s Hospital of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3- Department of General Surgery, Hospital of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Thymomas are seldom encountered in the general population, and even more-so uncommonly encountered in pregnancy. Patients usually present with either local, compressive symptoms such as shortness of breath or are asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally on imaging studies. A subset of them may even present in association with myasthenia gravis. Management of pregnant patients with thymomas are challenging and require multi-disciplinary care involving thoracic surgeons, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists and anaesthesiologists to facilitate safe progression of the pregnancy.  We discuss the management of a patient that presented to us with a B2-type thymoma in pregnancy who successfully underwent a video-assisted thoracoscopic excision of the mass and went on to have a safe delivery. The optimal way forward in managing patients with thymomas in pregnancy would be through early recognition of the condition and instituting a mutlidisciplinary approach.

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Systematic Review: Case Report | Subject: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Received: 2020/10/17 | Accepted: 2021/02/24 | Published: 2021/06/18

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