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Vol 79, No 3 (2011)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2011-04-21
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Chemotherapy in disseminated thymoma - case report, own experience

Izolda Mrochen-Domin, Ewa Chmielik, Danuta Starzyczny-Słota, Elżbieta Nowara, Marlena Sikora
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(3):222-226.

open access

Vol 79, No 3 (2011)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2011-04-21
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Thymomas are thymic epithelial neoplasms. Surgery plays a major role in thymoma treatment but chemotherapy can significantly improve prognoses for this group of patients. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (before surgery), adjuvant chemotherapy (after surgery), chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy and palliative chemotherapy in dissemination stage could be required in effective therapy. The aim of this paper is description of the effective systemic second line treatment in the case of 66 years old patient with advanced thymoma.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 3: 222-226

Abstract

Thymomas are thymic epithelial neoplasms. Surgery plays a major role in thymoma treatment but chemotherapy can significantly improve prognoses for this group of patients. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (before surgery), adjuvant chemotherapy (after surgery), chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy and palliative chemotherapy in dissemination stage could be required in effective therapy. The aim of this paper is description of the effective systemic second line treatment in the case of 66 years old patient with advanced thymoma.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 3: 222-226
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Keywords

thymoma; chemotherapy; complete response

About this article
Title

Chemotherapy in disseminated thymoma - case report, own experience

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 79, No 3 (2011)

Pages

222-226

Published online

2011-04-21

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(3):222-226.

Keywords

thymoma
chemotherapy
complete response

Authors

Izolda Mrochen-Domin
Ewa Chmielik
Danuta Starzyczny-Słota
Elżbieta Nowara
Marlena Sikora

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