oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Invasive thymoma and myasthenia gravis in a three-and -a-half-year-old boy: case report and literature review

Volume 36, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Thymomas are very rare tumours in the paediatric age group, characteristically slow growing and only few cases have been reported in the literature. The commonest disease associated with thymomas in the adult is myastheria (MG). There are reports to suggest that this association does not occur in the paediatric age group. We report the unique case of a 3-years-7-month-old boy who presented with a very rapidly increasing mediastinal tumour. He developed Florid M.G. after excision through a median sternotomy. The histology of the excised tumour was that of a thymoma.

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