Surgical management of thymic epithelial tumors: a retrospective review of 204 cases.

@article{Fang2005SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of thymic epithelial tumors: a retrospective review of 204 cases.},
  author={Wen-tao Fang and Wenhu Chen and Gang Chen and Yong Jiang},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={
          2002-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Thymic epithelial tumors consist of a series of neoplasm that differ morphologically and biologically. Management strategy for these tumors remains controversial. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 204 thymic epithelial tumors surgically treated during the period of 1970 to 1995, and we reexamined the histologic specimens using the current World Health Organization classification. RESULTS One hundred eighty patients (88.2%) underwent complete resections, 17 (8.3%) received… CONTINUE READING

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