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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2011, Article ID 135794, 5 pages
Case Report

Thymoma with Coexisting Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma: A Case Report

Department of Pathology, J. N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India

Received 26 July 2011; Accepted 24 August 2011

Academic Editor: N. Reinmuth

Copyright © 2011 Manoranjan Varshney et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report here a case of thymoma simultaneously associated with undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. A 45-year-old male presented with axillary lump. Radiographic studies showed a mediastinal mass. On fine needle aspiration cytology and histopathological examination, a diagnosis of thymoma with coexisting undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma was made. Although thymomas are associated with many extrathymic malignancies, it's association with undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma is rare. This case is being reported on to reinforce that clinicians should bear in mind the possibility of extrathymic malignancies in patients with thymomas.