[Study of combination therapy for thymoma: a case of stage IV which presented as total spinal block caused by epidural metastasis and which preoperative combination therapy was effective for minimizing the tumor].

@article{Akamatsu1993StudyOC,
  title={[Study of combination therapy for thymoma: a case of stage IV which presented as total spinal block caused by epidural metastasis and which preoperative combination therapy was effective for minimizing the tumor].},
  author={Hiroki Akamatsu and Toshio Tsukuura and Hisashi Matsunaga and Aya Suzuki},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={46 13},
  pages={1156-60}
}
We experienced 24 cases of thymoma in the past 17 years. Associated syndromes as myasthenia gravis and pure red cell anemia (PRCA) were found in 7 patients. Preoperative therapies were done for the cases of stage IV. Total resection of the tumor was performed except 3 cases which ended in exploratory thoracotomy. Postoperative therapies were done except the cases of stage I. Each one case of stage III and IV a whose operation ended in exploratory thoracotomy died of tumors, but latter case had… CONTINUE READING