Thymic carcinoma: current staging does not predict prognosis.

  title={Thymic carcinoma: current staging does not predict prognosis.},
  author={Denise L. Blumberg and Michael E. Burt and Manjit S. Bains and Robert J. Downey and Nael Martini and Valerie Rusch and Robert J. Ginsberg},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={303-8; discussion 308-9}
BACKGROUND Thymic carcinomas are currently staged by Masaoka classification, a staging system for thymomas. We retrospectively evaluated surgical patients with thymic carcinoma to determine prognostic factors and to evaluate the usefulness of Masaoka staging in this disease. METHODS Our computerized tumor registry yielded 118 patients with thymoma. Review of pathologic material revealed 43 cases of thymic carcinoma. Collection of data was by review of hospital and physician charts and… CONTINUE READING


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