Imanishi Naoko
   Department   University Hospital  General Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Departments
Article types case reports
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Extended pleurectomy decortication for thymoma with pleural dissemination.Extended pleurectomy decortication for thymoma with pleural dissemination.
Journal Formal name:General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Abbreviation:Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
ISSN code:18636705
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 0-3頁
Author and coauthor Imanishi N, Nabe Y, Takenaka M, Hirai A, Ichiki Y, Tanaka F.
Publication date 2018/11
Summary Abstract
Complete resection is the mainstay of treatment for thymoma. Even for advanced-stage thymoma with pleural dissemination, complete resection with extrapleural pneumonectomy may provide a favorable prognosis. Pleurectomy decortication, a lung-sparing surgery, has been preferably employed in recent years as an alternative surgical procedure for malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, little has been reported about pleurectomy decortication for other malignant tumors with pleural dissemination. Here, we present the first case of thymoma with pleural dissemination for which complete en bloc resection was achieved with extended pleurectomy decortication.
DOI 10.1007/s11748-018-1037-4
PMID 30448972