Invasive Medullary Type A Thymoma With Recurrent Distant Metastases

Maria Cecilia Mengoli, Lucia Longo, Susanna Varini, Giulio Rossi, Filippo Lococo

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Thymomas are rare epithelial mediastinal tumors showing a certain propensity for local and intrathoracic recurrences. Otherwise, extrathoracic metastases are very rarely reported and are usually associated with type B thymomas or thymic carcinomas. We present a challenging patient with an invasive (Masaoka-Koga stage IIb) medullary type A thymoma with recurrent extrathoracic metastases (pulmonary and vertebral localizations occurring 2 and 7 years after the initial radical thymectomy, respectively). Despite type A thymoma being considered a low-grade malignancy with a scarce propensity to recurrence, the present case should alert clinicians to the possibility of bone metastasis. Long-term follow-up in this slow-growing neoplasm is then mandatory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e423-e425
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume103
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

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Thymoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Recurrence
Neoplasms
Thymectomy
Bone and Bones
Lung

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Invasive Medullary Type A Thymoma With Recurrent Distant Metastases. / Mengoli, Maria Cecilia; Longo, Lucia; Varini, Susanna; Rossi, Giulio; Lococo, Filippo.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 103, No. 5, 01.05.2017, p. e423-e425.

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Mengoli, Maria Cecilia ; Longo, Lucia ; Varini, Susanna ; Rossi, Giulio ; Lococo, Filippo. / Invasive Medullary Type A Thymoma With Recurrent Distant Metastases. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2017 ; Vol. 103, No. 5. pp. e423-e425.
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