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Concurrence of Recurrent Thymoma and Lung Cancer A and Review of Literature


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Title: Concurrence of Recurrent Thymoma and Lung Cancer A and Review of Literature
Authors: Hsieh, Chia-Ming / Ayabe, Hiroyoshi / Tsuda, Nobuo / Mori, Masatoshi / Kawahara, Katsunobu / Tomita, Masao
Authors (alternative): 謝, 家明 / 綾部, 公懿 / 津田, 暢夫 / 母里, 正敏 / 川原, 克信 / 富田, 正雄
Issue Date: 25-Oct-1985
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1985, 30(1-3), p.47-54
Abstract: A 46-year-old female was found to have concurrence of recurrent thymoma and lung cancer because of a transient blephaloptosis which appeared 14 years following removal of the primary thymoma. Primary thymoma was non-invasive, but recurrent thymoma invaded anterior chest wall. One year after the second operation, blephaloptosis recurred and the patient was diagnosed as myasthenia, occular type. Recurrence of non-invasive thymoma is rare. And that recurrent thymoma occurred simultaneously with lung cancer is not found in the literature. Occurrence of extra-thymic malignancy has no relationship with the progression of thymoma and may present in multiple organs. Elevation of serum-CEA was noted in the present case. Review of the thymomas treated in our department shows that serum-CEA may be used as an indicator of recurrence or progression of thymoma.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15667
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 30, No. 1-3

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15667

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