We report a case of a thymic carcinoid associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1( MEN-1). A 37-year-old man was referred to our hospital for further examination of an abnormal chest shadow. A chest computed tomography (CT) showed an anterior mediastinal mass measuring 6.5 cm in diameter. A pathological diagnosis of thymic carcinoid was made from a CT-guided needle biopsy specimen. Preoperative workup including endocrinological examination revealed a pituitary adenoma and hyperparathyroidism, and MEN-1 was clinically diagnosed. We performed total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation and thymectomy with lymph node dissection through cervical collar incision and median sternotomy. The diagnosis of MEN-1 was confirmed by the genomic analysis postoperatively. Since 25% of thymic carcinoids are MEN-1 related and 95% of MEN-1 patients develop hyperparathyroidism, it should be kept in mind that this condition can be treated by thymectomy and concurrent parathyroidectomy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Jun|
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