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Table 2 Clinical features of different thymoma classified according Masaoka Stagea

From: The role of a pseudocapsula in thymic epithelial tumors: outcome and correlation with established prognostic parameters. Results of a 20-year single centre retrospective analysis

Masaoka n R0-status N1 M1 Recurrence 5-year survival (%)
I 42 42 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 97.6
II 19 18 (94.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5.3%) 94.7
III 9 6 (66.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 66.7
IV 14 5 (35.7%) 6 (42.8%) 8 (57.1) 1 (7%) 64.3
  1. aData are presented as mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated