Thymomas: review of current clinical practice

Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jun;87(6):1973-80. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.12.095.


Thymomas are the most common tumors of the mediastinum. The introduction of multimodality treatment strategies, as well as novel approaches to the diagnosis of these tumors, has led to changes in the clinical management of thymomas. Here we review the literature for current clinical practice in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of thymomas.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Thymoma / diagnosis*
  • Thymoma / therapy*
  • Thymus Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Thymus Neoplasms / therapy*