What are the possible complications of thymoma?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Kendrix J Evans, MD, MS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Complications (eg, radiation pericarditis, radiation pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis) have been reported after postoperative radiation therapy. Deaths from these complications have been reported; accordingly, clinicians must carefully consider the risk-to-benefit ratio of adjuvant radiation therapy.


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