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J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Oct;5(10 Suppl 4):S318-22. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181f20dab.

Evaluation and treatment of stage I and II thymoma.

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Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8062, USA. frank.detterbeck@yale.edu

Abstract

Thymomas are relatively uncommon. Nevertheless, an accumulation of studies (mostly retrospective, single-institution series) have made it important to approach this disease in a knowledgeable, evidence-based fashion. This begins with the approach to evaluation of a patient with an anterior mediastinal mass, in whom a reliable clinical diagnosis is usually possible in experienced centers. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment, and every effort must be made to achieve a complete resection.

PMID:
20859126
DOI:
10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181f20dab
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