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Total remission of thymus carcinoma after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17005475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 42 year-old woman with myasthenia gravis associated with a malignant thymoma. Despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the thymoma showed soft tissues, pleural and mediastinic progression. Unexpectedly, a complete remission of the thymoma was confirmed by FDG-PET after four cycles of immunoglobulins, administered as treatment for a myasthenic crisis. To our knowledge this is the first case report of complete remission of a malignant thymoma with immunoglobulin therapy.
Manuel Murie-Fernández; Alfonso Gurpide; Susana de la Cruz; Purificación de Castro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1699-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-28     Completed Date:  2006-10-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247119     Medline TA:  Clin Transl Oncol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University Clinic, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use*
Myasthenia Gravis / complications*,  drug therapy*
Remission Induction
Thoracic Neoplasms / drug therapy,  secondary
Thymoma / drug therapy*,  etiology*,  secondary
Thymus Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  etiology*,  pathology
Treatment Failure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulins, Intravenous; 0/Immunologic Factors

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