Thymohemangiolipoma, a rare histologic variant of thymolipoma: a case report and review of the literature

Ann Diagn Pathol. 2000 Aug;4(4):236-9. doi: 10.1053/adpa.2000.8131.


We report a case of a thymic neoplasm in an 18-year-old woman who presented with chest discomfort and an anterior mediastinal mass. The surgically resected tumor showed abundant adipose tissue admixed with thymic tissue and numerous medium-caliber blood vessels. We consider this tumor a rare variant of thymolipoma and designate it as thymohemangiolipoma. Because of its benign nature, it should be distinguished from other mediastinal lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Angiolipoma / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnosis*
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Thymus Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed