Stage III thymoma: pattern of failure after surgery and postoperative radiotherapy and its implication for future study.

@article{Myojin2000StageIT,
  title={Stage III thymoma: pattern of failure after surgery and postoperative radiotherapy and its implication for future study.},
  author={Miyako Myojin and Noah Chan Choi and Cameron Dorrans Wright and John C. Wain and Neil Harris and Eugen B. Hug and Douglas J. Mathisen and Tom J. Lynch and Robert W. Carey and Michael L. Grossbard and Dianne M. Finkelstein and Hermes C Grillo},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={927-33}
}
PURPOSE With the conventional approach of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy for patients with Masaoka Stage III thymoma, progress has been slow for an improvement in the long-term survival rate over the past 20 years. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pattern of failure and survival after surgery and postoperative radiotherapy in Stage III thymoma and search for a new direction for better therapy outcome. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1975 and 1993, 111 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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Recurrences at pleura and tumor bed accounted for 77% of all relapses , and all pleural recurrences were observed among the patients who were treated with surgery initially . CONCLUSION .
Recurrences at pleura and tumor bed accounted for 77% of all relapses , and all pleural recurrences were observed among the patients who were treated with surgery initially . CONCLUSION .
Recurrences at pleura and tumor bed accounted for 77% of all relapses , and all pleural recurrences were observed among the patients who were treated with surgery initially . CONCLUSION .
Recurrences at pleura and tumor bed accounted for 77% of all relapses , and all pleural recurrences were observed among the patients who were treated with surgery initially . CONCLUSION .
Recurrences at pleura and tumor bed accounted for 77% of all relapses , and all pleural recurrences were observed among the patients who were treated with surgery initially . CONCLUSION .
Recurrences at pleura and tumor bed accounted for 77% of all relapses , and all pleural recurrences were observed among the patients who were treated with surgery initially . CONCLUSION .
Incomplete resection leads to poor results even with postoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy in Stage III thymoma .
Surgical procedure consisted of thymectomy plus resection of involved tissues .
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