Thymic carcinoma--analysis of nineteen clinicopathological studies.

  title={Thymic carcinoma--analysis of nineteen clinicopathological studies.},
  author={Darryl A Chung},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  volume={48 2},
  • Darryl A Chung
  • Published 2000 in The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
BACKGROUND Primary thymic carcinomas are rare tumours with nonuniform management protocols and poor prognosis due to delayed diagnosis and highly malignant behaviour. This review summarises the major clinicopathological studies to assess more fully the prognostic importance of tumour histology and staging as well as treatment benefit. METHODS A Medline search from 1966 to date was carried out and relevant references gleaned from these. Nineteen clinicopathological studies form the core of… CONTINUE READING


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