Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;12(1):75-6. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2010.253997. Epub 2010 Oct 18.

Synchronous B3 thymoma and lung bronchoalveolar carcinoma.

Author information

1
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

The association between thymic tumors and other intrathoracic or extrathoracic neoplasms is relatively rare; the synchronous occurrence of thymoma and bronchoalveolar carcinoma of the lung has never been described so far. A huge B3 cystic thymoma was found at thoracotomy to be associated with stage IV bronchoalveolar carcinoma (intraparenchymal and pleural metastases). The thymic tumor was completely resected; lung cancer was biopsied only for diagnosis and staging purposes. After an uneventful postoperative course the patient underwent chemotherapy; she is still alive and well one year after surgery.

PMID:
20956403
DOI:
10.1510/icvts.2010.253997
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems
Loading ...
Support Center