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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with giant thymoma

From: Giant thymoma successfully resected via median sternotomy and anterolateral thoracotomy: a case report

Author Year Age/Sex Symptoms Tumor size (cm) Histology (WHO) Masaoka Stage Surgical Approach Resection Completeness
Takanami [3] 1999 62 M asymptom 13 × 10 × 10 A I median + right anterolateral R0
Santoprete [5] 2007 73 F chest pain 12 × 14 × 12 AB II left clamshell R0
Yamazaki [6] 2007 58 F palpitation 20 × 14 × 8 A III right anterolateral R0
Fazliogullari [7] 2012 28 M dyspnea 17 × 12 × 7 AB II median R1
Takenaka [8] 2012 61 M cough 18 × 14 × 11 AB II median R0
Filosso [9] 2012 74 F dyspnea 14 × 13 × 8 AB II right posteroalateral R0
Spartails [10] 2012 83 F kyphosis 20 × 11 × 2 B1 I median R0
Aydin [11] 2012 23 F chest pain 21 × 7 × 7 B1 II right posteroalateral R0
Saito [12] 2015 45 M asymptom 13 × 10 AB I right anterolateral R0
Zhao [13] 2016 46 M dyspnea 19 × 16 × 15 AB II left hemic lamshell R0
Alexiev [14] 2016 49 F cough 10 < AB I left anterolateral R0
Present case 2017 63 F asymptom 16 × 10 × 7 B2 II median + left anterolateral R0