Thymoma: Radiation and Chemotherapy

  • Wui-Jin Koh
  • Patrick J. LoehrerSr.
  • Charles R. ThomasJr.
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

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 [1]. While various investigators have suggested that histological morphology [2–5] and flow cytometric assessment [6] 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.

Keywords

Corticosteroid Oncol Doxorubicin Resid Peri 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wui-Jin Koh
    • 1
  • Patrick J. LoehrerSr.
    • 2
  • Charles R. ThomasJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Washington, RC-08SeattleUSA
  2. 2.Section of Hematology and OncologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Washington Medical Center, RC-08SeattleUSA

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