Advanced stage thymomas and thymic carcinomas: results of multimodality treatments.

  title={Advanced stage thymomas and thymic carcinomas: results of multimodality treatments.},
  author={Marco Lucchi and Marcello Carlo Ambrogi and Leonardo Duranti and Fulvio Basolo and Gabriella Fontanini and Carlo Alberto Angeletti and Alfredo Mussi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={79 6},
BACKGROUND With the aim of evaluating the results of multidisciplinary approaches, we reviewed our experience in multimodality treatment of advanced stage (III and IVA) thymic tumors. METHODS From 1976 to 2003, 56 patients with Masaoka stage III and IVA thymic tumors underwent a multimodality treatment. Thirty-six patients underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy, surgery, and postoperative radiotherapy; 20 patients were treated by primary surgery and postoperative radiotherapy (n = 12… CONTINUE READING
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