Prognostic and clinical relevance of the World Health Organization schema for the classification of thymic epithelial tumors: a clinicopathologic study of 108 patients and literature review.

@article{Kim2005PrognosticAC,
  title={Prognostic and clinical relevance of the World Health Organization schema for the classification of thymic epithelial tumors: a clinicopathologic study of 108 patients and literature review.},
  author={Dae Joon Kim and Woo Ick Yang and Sung Sil Choi and Kil Dong Kim and Kyung Young Chung},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={755-61}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Controversy has ensued about the prognostic relevance of the new World Health Organization (WHO) schema for the classification of thymoma. In this study, we present the clinical and histologic features of 108 thymomas and evaluate the usefulness of this histologic schema in view of the prognosis. DESIGN Retrospective, clinicopathologic analysis of our experience and a review of recent literature. SETTING Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of a university… CONTINUE READING
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