Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 63(5); 2007 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2007;63(5):454-457.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2007.63.5.454    Published online November 1, 2007.
The Remission of Pure Red Cell Aplasia with a Thymoma after Surgical Resection.
Eun Mi Kim, Sang Ha Kim, Woocheol Kwon, Ho Young Kim, Chong Whan Kim, Bu Ghil Lee, Soon Hee Jung, Chong Kook Lee, Suk Joong Yong
1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. sjyong@yonsei.ac.kr
2Department of Radiology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
4Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract
Thymomas are associated with different paraneoplastic syndromes, with the most clinically important association being with myasthenia gravis, hypogammaglobulinemia, and pure red cell aplasia (PRCA). The optimal therapy for PRCA that complicates a thymoma is unknown, given the rarity of the clinical situation. It has been suggested that remission following surgery alone is uncommon and most patients will require some other form of therapy. We report a case of PRCA with a thymoma in a 59-year-old man who remained in complete remission of the PRCA after surgical resection of the thymoma.
Key Words: Thymoma, Pure red cell aplasia, Surgery
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