General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 98–100

Thymic clear cell carcinoma

  • Tomoyuki Nakano
  • Shunsuke Endo
  • Hiroyoshi Tsubochi
  • Mitsuhiro Nokubi
  • Yasutaka Watanabe
  • Shinichiro Koyama
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-009-0481-6

Cite this article as:
Nakano, T., Endo, S., Tsubochi, H. et al. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2010) 58: 98. doi:10.1007/s11748-009-0481-6

Abstract

We report a 42-year-old man with a rare thymic clear cell carcinoma. Marked nodal metastases involved right hilar, mediastinal, and left supraclavicular regions. Complete resection including thymothymectomy, cervicomediastinal nodal dissection, and right upper lobectomy with hilar lymphadenectomy was successful. Postoperative chemoradiation therapy was uneventful. The patient had no recurrence or metastasis until brain metastasis occurred 1 year after surgery.

Key words

Thymic cancer Clear cell carcinoma Lymphatic metastasis Surgery Multimodal treatment 

Copyright information

© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoyuki Nakano
    • 1
  • Shunsuke Endo
    • 1
  • Hiroyoshi Tsubochi
    • 1
  • Mitsuhiro Nokubi
    • 1
  • Yasutaka Watanabe
    • 1
  • Shinichiro Koyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary MedicineJichi Medical University and Saitama Medical CenterTochigiJapan

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