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Preoperative Computed Tomography Findings Predict Surgical Resectability of Thymoma
Predictors of resectability on preoperative CT were evaluated in 133 pts undergoing resection for thymoma over a 13 year period in a single institution. 60% of pts were Masaoka stage I or II. 17% of pts had an incomplete resection. On multivariate analysis, pleural nodularity and the degree of abutment of adjacent vessels predicted incomplete resection.