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Acta pediátrica de México

versión On-line ISSN 2395-8235versión impresa ISSN 0186-2391

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CHAUCANEZ-BASTIDAS, Yamile K; ORTIZ-MORALES, Daniel; PASQUEL-GARCIA VELARDE, Pedro  y  MARTINEZ-AVALOS, Armando B. Thymic carcinoma in pediatric population: report of two cases. Acta pediatr. Méx [online]. 2015, vol.36, n.6, pp.456-463. ISSN 2395-8235.

Thymic carcinoma is a rare tumor in pediatric population. Differential diagnoses include mediastinal tumors. Most clinical manifestations are due to obstruction. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The treatment schemes, especially chemotherapy, are controversial in children, and most of them are based on the experience with adult patients. In general, thymic carcinoma has a poor prognosis, with low chances for cure, and it is based on Masaoka et al classification and the possibility of surgical resection.

We report two cases of thymic carcinoma in children: a 12-year-old boy who presented with cyanosis and hypercalcemia, and a 14-year-old girl whose inicial symptoms were cough and chest pain.

Palabras llave : thymic carcinoma; chemotherapy; classification; prognosis; pediatric oncology.

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