Invasive thymoma with long-term survival by extensive reoperation

Takashi Sakada, Kenji Sugio, Kenichi Nishioka, Shuichi Tsukamoto, Chie Ushijima, Koji Yamazaki, Tatsuro Okamoto, Shinichiro Kase, Takaomi Koga, Keizo Sugimachi

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The recurrence of invasive thymoma is often observed; however, no accepted treatment of recurrent invasive thymoma has yet been established. We herein report a 41-year-old woman with invasive thymoma and pleural dissemination who demonstrated long-term survival after undergoing 4 operations. Based on our findings, reoperation is thus suggested in patients with intrathoracic recurrence and long-term survival can be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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