En bloc Extended Total Thymectomy and Extrapleural Pneumonectomy in Masaoka stage IVA Thymomas

Abstract

BACKGROUND Surgical excision is the primary treatment for a thymoma. However, for advanced thymoma that extends to within the thoracic cavity and for recurrent cases with pleural dissemination (Masaoka stage IVA), the appropriate treatment is controversial. We evaluated the safety of surgery and outcomes of seven patients that underwent an en bloc extended… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-28

Topics

2 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Yang2011EnBE, title={En bloc Extended Total Thymectomy and Extrapleural Pneumonectomy in Masaoka stage IVA Thymomas}, author={Hee Chul Yang and Yoo Sang Yoon and Hong Kwan Kim and Yong Soo Choi and Kwhanmien Kim and Young Mog Shim and Jungho Han and Jhingook Kim}, booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery}, year={2011} }