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Table 3 Perioperative and follow-up results of patients with occult pleural dissemination

From: Occult pleural dissemination detected intraoperatively in patients with thymic tumors: a retrospective analysis

Case No. Operation approach Post-operative treatment Recurrence Recurrence date (months) Number of nodules
1 Thymectomy + pleurectomy Chemo + RT YES 13 2
2 Thymectomy + pleurectomy No No 69 1
3 Thymectomy + pleurectomy Chemo Yes 18 4
4 Thymectomy + pleurectomy No No 49 1
5 Thymectomy + pleurectomy RT Yes 16 2
6 Thymectomy + pleurectomy No Yes 31 1
7 Thymectomy + pleurectomy + HITOC Chemo Yes 9 2
  1. HITOC, hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy