Surgical treatment of thymic tumors

Cameron D. Wright, Kenneth A. Kessler

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Abstract

Thymoma is a rare neoplasm usually with an indolent growth pattern; however, local invasion and/or metastases may occur. The association with several paraneoplastic syndromes, especially myasthenia gravis, makes thymoma an interesting biologic tumor model. Surgery has been the standard of care for early stage disease with high cure rates anticipated. Multimodality therapy can result in long-term disease-free survival for patients presenting with locally advanced disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Surgery
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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