Thymoma: Radiation and Chemotherapy
The initial treatment of choice for all thymomas, with the exception of rare cases presenting with grossly unresectable local disease or diffuse metastases, is complete tumor resection. Surgical considerations are discussed elsewhere in this volume . While various investigators have suggested that histological morphology [2–5] and flow cytometric assessment  may have prognostic implications, the primary determinants of clinical outcome are surgicopathologic staging and the related extent of surgical resection [7–10], which then form the basis for selection of adjuvant radiation and/or chemotherapy.
KeywordsThymic Carcinoma Resected Stage Masaoka Stage Invasive Thymoma Malignant Thymoma
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