Limited thymectomy for stage I or II thymomas.

@article{Onuki2010LimitedTF,
  title={Limited thymectomy for stage I or II thymomas.},
  author={Takuya Onuki and Shigemi Ishikawa and Kesato Iguchi and Yukinobu Goto and Mitsuaki Sakai and Masaharu Inagaki and Tatsuo Yamamoto and Masataka Onizuka and Yukio Sato and Kiyoshi Ohara and Yuzuru Sakakibara},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={
          460-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Once an anterior mediastinal tumor has been diagnosed as a thymoma, complete excision including the thymic gland and perithymic fat is currently the procedure of choice. However, little is known about the clinical outcome of grossly encapsulated thymomas excised only with the surrounding tissue while leaving a part of the thymic gland. METHODS A retrospective historical comparative study was conducted on 79 patients who had received surgery for stage I (n=25) or stage II (n=54… CONTINUE READING

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