Preoperative computed tomography findings predict surgical resectability of thymoma.

  title={Preoperative computed tomography findings predict surgical resectability of thymoma.},
  author={Sara A Hayes and James P. Huang and Andrew J Plodkowski and Janine T Katzen and Junting Zheng and Chaya S. Moskowitz and Michelle S. Ginsberg},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  volume={9 7},
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to identify preoperative computed tomography (CT) imaging characteristics that correlated with surgical resectability. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the CT scans of 133 patients who underwent surgical resection for thymoma at our institution between July 21, 1997, and September 22, 2010. Imaging characteristics recorded included tumor size, attenuation, contact of mediastinal vessels, tumor morphology, infiltration of surrounding fat, changes in the… CONTINUE READING
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