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2019 Jun

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Thoracoscopic thymectomy – The method of choise in surgical treatment of non-invasive thymomas.


Allakhverdiev A, Davydov M, Allakhverdieva G, Akhmedov P
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2019 Jun; 42:29-34.
PMID: 31193429.


Thymomas are very rare malignances, with an estimated incidence of 0.15 cases per 100.000. Metastases of Thymoma are usually involved the pleura, pericardium or diaphragm, whereas the probability of extrathoracic metastases are extremely low. Success in the treatment of thymomas mainly depends on the radicalism of the performed operation.