Radical resection of thymoma is the most important predictor of survival; despite a complete resection, 10-30% of patients develop a recurrence. The surgical treatment of thymic relapses is an accepted therapeutic approach; however, no clear data are available yet regarding the indication for surgery and the long-term prognosis of this subset of patients. The aim of our work was to review the data of a group of recurrent thymomas treated by surgery, comparing it with non-surgical therapy, and analysing the outcome and the prognostic factors.

Marulli, G., Margaritora, S., Lucchi, M., Cardillo, G., Granone, P., Mussi, A., Carleo, F., Perissinotto, E., Rea, F., Surgical treatment of recurrent thymoma: is it worthwhile?†, <<EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY>>, 2016; (Gennaio): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezv086] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70822]

Surgical treatment of recurrent thymoma: is it worthwhile?†

Margaritora, Stefano;Granone, Pierluigi;
2015

Abstract

Radical resection of thymoma is the most important predictor of survival; despite a complete resection, 10-30% of patients develop a recurrence. The surgical treatment of thymic relapses is an accepted therapeutic approach; however, no clear data are available yet regarding the indication for surgery and the long-term prognosis of this subset of patients. The aim of our work was to review the data of a group of recurrent thymomas treated by surgery, comparing it with non-surgical therapy, and analysing the outcome and the prognostic factors.
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Marulli, G., Margaritora, S., Lucchi, M., Cardillo, G., Granone, P., Mussi, A., Carleo, F., Perissinotto, E., Rea, F., Surgical treatment of recurrent thymoma: is it worthwhile?†, <<EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY>>, 2016; (Gennaio): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezv086] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70822]
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