Different View on Tumor Size Dilemma in Tumor-Node-Metastasis Staging System for Thymoma

KAYI CANGIR A., YENİGÜN B. M., Direk T., KOCAMAN G., Yucemen U., KAHYA Y., ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.69, no.02, pp.148-156, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 02
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0040-1715490
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-156
  • Keywords: thymoma, tumor staging, tumor size, thymic epithelial tumors, THYMIC MALIGNANCIES, PROGNOSTIC-FACTORS, CARCINOMA, COMMITTEE, IMPACT
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Background Although tumor size is included in the definition of T descriptor in the tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification of many solid tumors, it is not considered for thymomas. This study aimed to assess the relationship of tumor diameters (the largest tumor diameter [LTD] and the mean tumor diameter [MTD]) with survival in thymoma patients undergoing surgical resection in a single center.