Recurrence of thymoma: Re-operation and outcome

Maria Letizia Vita, Adele Tessitore, Giacomo Cusumano, Maria Teresa Congedo, Mariella Filotico, Stefano Margaritora, Venanzio Porziella, Elisa Meacci, Pierluigi Granone

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The treatment of recurrent thymomas remains still controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1972 to 2006, 265 (114 males and 118 females) patients with thymoma underwent surgery at Catholic University of Sacred Heart. Twenty of these 265 patients developed a recurrence of the initial thymoma, and they represent the population of the present study. RESULTS: One patient died of sudden death related to respiratory failure. The overall morbidity rate was 33% and the morbidity rate among myasthenic patients was 60%. 10 patients died during the follow-up; 2 of unrelated diseases, 2 of myasthenia gravis, and 6 of tumor growth. The overall actuarial survival rates were 43% and 37% at 5 and 10 years, respectively. Recurrences never appeared in patients with I stage of Masaoka and in type A and AB. CONCLUSIONS: Considering the particular spread of thymoma and the encouraging results of the aggressive surgical approach, re-resection should be recommended in respectable recurrent thymomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalAnnali Italiani di Chirurgia
Volume78
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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Thymoma
Recurrence
Morbidity
Myasthenia Gravis
Muscle Weakness
Sudden Death
Respiratory Insufficiency
Survival Rate
Growth
Population
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Recurrent Tymomas
  • Sternotomy
  • Thymectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Vita, M. L., Tessitore, A., Cusumano, G., Congedo, M. T., Filotico, M., Margaritora, S., ... Granone, P. (2007). Recurrence of thymoma: Re-operation and outcome. Annali Italiani di Chirurgia, 78(5), 375-376.

Recurrence of thymoma : Re-operation and outcome. / Vita, Maria Letizia; Tessitore, Adele; Cusumano, Giacomo; Congedo, Maria Teresa; Filotico, Mariella; Margaritora, Stefano; Porziella, Venanzio; Meacci, Elisa; Granone, Pierluigi.

In: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia, Vol. 78, No. 5, 09.2007, p. 375-376.

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Vita, ML, Tessitore, A, Cusumano, G, Congedo, MT, Filotico, M, Margaritora, S, Porziella, V, Meacci, E & Granone, P 2007, 'Recurrence of thymoma: Re-operation and outcome', Annali Italiani di Chirurgia, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 375-376.
Vita ML, Tessitore A, Cusumano G, Congedo MT, Filotico M, Margaritora S et al. Recurrence of thymoma: Re-operation and outcome. Annali Italiani di Chirurgia. 2007 Sep;78(5):375-376.
Vita, Maria Letizia ; Tessitore, Adele ; Cusumano, Giacomo ; Congedo, Maria Teresa ; Filotico, Mariella ; Margaritora, Stefano ; Porziella, Venanzio ; Meacci, Elisa ; Granone, Pierluigi. / Recurrence of thymoma : Re-operation and outcome. In: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia. 2007 ; Vol. 78, No. 5. pp. 375-376.
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