|| Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid
Cavernous hemangioma is a congenital venous malformation with the potential to develop in all tissues of the body. However, cavernous hemangioma of the thymus is extremely rare.The present study describes the case of an asymptomatic, 30-year-old female who presented with a cavernous hemangioma in the thymus during a physical examination. Enhanced computed tomography of the chest revealed a 2.3 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm mass in the thymus.Histopathological examination revealed that the tumor exhibited the typical histological findings of a cavernous hemangioma.The patient underwent surgical resection due to the uncertain diagnosis and the possibility that the mass was a thymoma or teratoma.One-year post surgery, the patient was alive with no evidence of tumor recurrence.Cavernous hemangioma of the thymus is a very rare disease. Complete surgical resection may be a critical therapeutic option.