Long-term survival of a patient with type A thymoma and masaoka's stage IVb: Case report

T. Takenaka, T. Yano, H. Kouso, T. Ohba, T. Kometani, F. Shoji, Y. Maehara

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Abstract

Thymoma is the most common neoplasm in the anterior mediastinum. This report presents an extremely rare case of a type A thymoma with Masaoka's stage IVb due to lymph node metastasis. In 1997, a 59-year-old man underwent complete resection of a stage IVb type A thymoma with postoperative radiotherapy to the mediastinum. In 2006, small nodules were detected in the anterior mediastinum and above the right diaphragm and tumor resection was performed. The two lesions were both histologically diagnosed as recurrences of the type A thymoma. There has been no evidence of recurrence 15 months after the second surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-497
Number of pages2
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume57
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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