Postoperative recurrence of invasive thymoma with cold agglutinin disease and autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Taro Yoneda*, Hayato Koba, Kota Tanimura, Naohiko Ogawa, Satoshi Watanabe, Johsuke Hara, Miki Abo, Takashi Sone, Hideharu Kimura, Kazuo Kasahara

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Abstract

A 50-year-old man presented to our hospital in 1995. Invasive thymoma was diagnosed and extended thymectomy and left upper lobe partial resection were performed. In 2013, he complained of dyspnea. Chest computed tomography showed postoperative recurrence of invasive thymoma. Several chemotherapies were administered. Severe anemia and an increase in the total bilirubin level were observed with chemotherapies. In additional, an examination showed that the direct Coombs test was positive. Cold agglutinin was also high. We herein experienced a rare case of postoperative recurrence of invasive thymoma with cold agglutinin disease and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2685-2689
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume55
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Cold agglutinin disease
  • Invasive thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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