Thymomectomy plus total thymectomy versus simple thymomectomy for early-stage thymoma without myasthenia gravis: a European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Thymic Working Group Study

Guerrera F., Falcoz P. E., Moser B., van Raemdonck D., Bille' A., Toker A., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, vol.60, no.4, pp.881-887, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab224
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.881-887
  • Keywords: Thymoma, Thymectomy, Thymomectomy, Extended thymectomy, Thymothymomectomy, Recurrence, Survival, LIMITED THYMECTOMY, RESECTION
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


OBJECTIVES: Resection of thymic tumours including the removal of both the tumour and the thymus gland (thymothymectomy; TT) is the procedure of choice and is recommended in most relevant articles in the literature. Nevertheless, in recent years, some authors have suggested that resection of the tumour (simple thymomectomy; ST) may suffice from an oncological standpoint in patients with early-stage thymoma who do not have myasthenia gravis (MG) (non-MG). The goal of our study was to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of ST versus TT in non-MG early-stage thymomas using the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons thymic database.