Dramatic response of recurrent invasive thymoma to high doses of corticosteroids.

We report the case of a widely invasive thymoma non-associated with myasthenia gravis which responded only to high doses of corticosteroids. We review the other few reported cases of complete response achieved by this treatment and we stress the possible use of high doses of corticosteroids in the management of recurrent invasive thymoma.
AuthorsC Kirkove, J Berghmans, H Noel, J van de Merckt
JournalClinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain)) (Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)) Vol. 4 Issue 1 Pg. 64-6 (Jan 1992) ISSN: 0936-6555 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID1736985 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methylprednisolone (administration & dosage, therapeutic use)
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local (drug therapy)
  • Remission Induction
  • Salvage Therapy
  • Thymoma (drug therapy)
  • Thymus Neoplasms (drug therapy)

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