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Thymectomy resulted in complete remission of pure red cell aplasia when associated with thymoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20514581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with thymoma associated with pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) are rare and the relevant literature is limited. Prognostic evaluations into the appropriate surgical management of this rare coincidence of diseases are controversial, with some authors believing that none of their cases experienced remission of anemia after thymectomy. Despite the extreme rare concomitance of thymoma and PRCA, we report three consecutive cases, who experienced long-term complete remission of PRCA after extended thymectomy as their only therapy over a 6-year period. Possible features leading to the favorable outcome are discussed.
D Jiang; M Wu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-01     Completed Date:  2010-09-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Red-Cell Aplasia, Pure / etiology,  surgery*
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Thymectomy* / methods
Thymoma / complications,  surgery*
Thymus Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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