Publication
Title
Thymectomy for thymoma and myasthenia gravis : a survey of current surgical practice in thymic disease amongst EACTS members
Author
Institution/Organisation
EACTS Thymic Working Group
Abstract
Thymic disorders, both oncological and non-oncological, are rare. Multi-institutional, randomized studies are currently not available. The Thymic Working Group of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS) decided to perform a survey aiming to estimate the extent and type of current surgical practice in thymic diseases. A questionnaire was addressed to the thoracic and cardio-thoracic members of the society, and the answers received from 114 participants were analysed. High-volume surgeons cooperate more frequently with a dedicated neurologist and anaesthesist (P = 0.04), determine more frequently neurological scores pre- and postoperatively (P = 0.02) and do not operate on thymic hyperplasia in stage I myasthenia gravis (MG) (P = 0.04). High-volume thymoma surgeons more often use a transpleural approach for stage I thymoma < 4 cm (P = 0.01), induction therapy (P = 0.05) and are more likely to have access to a tissue bank (P = 0.04). Both in thymoma and MG surgery, cooperative prospective studies seem to be feasible in dedicated thoracic surgical associations as EACTS.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
1569-9293
Volume/pages
14:6(2012), p. 765-770
ISI
000310175300026
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Last edited 25.05.2017
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