Total remission of thymus carcinoma after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin
Murie-Fernández M. (1), Gúrpide A. (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.
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