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Total remission of thymus carcinoma after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin

Murie-Fernández M. (1), Gúrpide A. [SP] (2), de la Cruz S. (2), de Castro P. (1)
(1) Department of Neurology, University Clinic, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
(2) Department of Oncology, University Clinic, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Magazine: Clinical and Translational Oncology

Date: Sep 1, 2006

Medical Oncology Neurology [SP]

We report the case of a 42 year-old woman with myasthenia gravis associated with a malignant thymoma.

Despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the thymoma showed soft tissues, pleural and mediastinic progression. Unexpectedly, a complete remission of the thymoma was confirmed by FDG-PET after four cycles of immunoglobulins, administered as treatment for a myasthenic crisis.

To our knowledge this is the first case report of complete remission of a malignant thymoma with immunoglobulin therapy.

CITATION  Clin Transl Oncol. 2006 Sep;8(9):697-9

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