Metastatic thymoma with myasthenia gravis: complete remission with combination chemotherapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 29-year-old male developed myasthenia gravis 29 months after resection of a "benign" mediastinal thymoma. Metastatic thymoma was found in the pleura 45 months after the initial surgical resection. Combination chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin produced a complete remission of the metastatic thymoma which has continued for 13 months. Concurrently, there has been a marked increase in neuromuscular function.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Butler, WM; Diehl, LF; Taylor, HG; Weltz, MD

Published Date

  • August 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 419 - 422

PubMed ID

  • 7093885

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19820801)50:3<419::aid-cncr2820500306>;2-a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States