This review summarises the diagnostics, staging and treatment of thymic epithelial tumours, of which CT is the current primary imaging. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group TNM staging and the WHO histological classifications are described. Surgery done as total thymectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in stage I and open sternotomy in larger stages is the primary treatment if possible. Presurgical tumour reduction with chemotherapy and the possibility of adjuvant radiotherapy after R+ resection is described. Radiotherapy or chemotherapy can be considered, if definite surgery is not possible. Relapse is treated after the same principles as primary disease.

Translated title of the contributionManagement of thymomas and thymic carcinomas
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)V08190462
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2020


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