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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-28

Resolution of paraneoplastic skin lesion after thymectomy


1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Specialized Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
4 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah; Specialized Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashraf A Maghrabi
Assistance Professor of Surgery Consultant Thoracic and Foregut Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz university, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/ssj.ssj_46_17

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Thymoma is the most common primary mediastinal neoplasm. It is well known to have a strong association with autoimmune diseases, but associated cutaneous disorders are considerably rare presentation of thymoma as paraneoplastic manifestation. Thymectomy is an optional treatment in some autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis. We describe a 51-year-old male with a history of thymoma for 6 years accompanied by generalized severe purpuric rash, which was completely resolved after thymectomy.


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