Thymoma and myotonic dystrophy: Successful treatment with chemotherapy and radiation: Case report and review of the literature

Ganesh C. Kudva, Kochurani Maliekel, Han J. Kim, Keith S. Naunheim, Cary Stolar, James W. Fletcher, Sanjeev Puri

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We present the case of a 42-year-old woman with myotonic dystrophy and thymoma. She was treated with combination chemotherapy followed by external beam radiation, and remains in remission 19 months after thymoma was diagnosed. The myotonic dystrophy is unchanged. Only six cases of this nature have been reported in the literature, and this patient is the first to be successfully treated with combined modality therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2061-2063
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2002



  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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