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Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jul;54(7):289-92.

Intrapulmonary metastasis developing eighteen years after complete resection of thymoma.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka, Japan.

Abstract

We present a case of intrapulmonary metastasis developing 18 years after complete resection of thymoma. An 8 mm nodule in the lower lobe of the left lung was noted on chest X-ray in a 76-year-old woman who had undergone complete resection of Masaoka's stage II thymoma 18 years earlier. Since the nodule grew to 17 mm during a 2-year follow-up, wedge resection was performed. The lesion was histologically diagnosed as an intrapulmonary metastasis from thymoma. Extremely late recurrence after complete resection of thymoma is discussed.

PMID:
16898642
DOI:
10.1007/pl00022255
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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