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Thymoma: A case report and update

N Mathiselvan, E M Irusen, C F N Koegelenberg

Abstract


Thymomas are slow growing, evolve with metastasis and commonly present as ipsilateral pleural involvement along with the primary tumour of the mediastinum. Early-stage recognition and treatment with surgical resection and postoperative chemoradiotherapy may offer a better 10-year survival rate.


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N Mathiselvan, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

E M Irusen, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

C F N Koegelenberg, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2019;25(1):28-29. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2019.v25i1.229

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Date submitted: 2019-04-12
Date published: 2019-04-12

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