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Table 1 Previous reports of thymic LELC with a summary of clinical manifestations

From: Total thymectomy for thymic lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma—report of two cases

  Reference Age Sex Symptom Clinical Masaoka stage Treatmemt Recurrence Outcome
1 Taylor et al. [10] 1988 43 F Chest pain, cough IVb RT + CTx 28 m D
2    28 M Chest pain IVb RT + CTx 36 m D
3 Dimery et al. [11] 1988 30 F Short of breath IVb RT + CTx 24 m A*
4 Hartmann et al. [12] 1990 38 F Dyspnoea IVb RT + CTx 5 m D
5    68 M Dyspnoea, chest pain, weight loss S + ART Lung 3 m D
6    46 M Short of breath IVb RT 9 m D
7 Kuo et al. [13] 1990 19 M Chest pain, cough IVa S + ACRT Local recurrence, LN, bone 39 m D
8    41 M Chest pain IVb S + ACRT Lung, bone 19 m D
9 Fujii et al. [14] 1993 13 F None IVb S + ACRT Lung, dissemination 22 m D
10 Niehues et al. [15] 1996 14 M Weight loss S + ACRT Local recurrence, LN 12y A*
11 Hsu et al. [16] 1998 65 F Chest pain S + RT None 6 m A
12 Takahashi et al. [17] 2000 66 F None III S Lung, dissemination 35 m D
13 Nicolato et al. [18] 2001 55 M Chest pain, cough IV CTx
14 Yaris et al. [19] 2006 16 F Cheast pain, dyspnoea IVb RT + CTx 15 m D
15 Tacyildiz et al. [20] 2007 10 M Chest pain III CTx + S + ACRT None 12 m A
16 Kilis-Pstrusinska et al. [21] 2008 16 M Cough CTx 11 m D
17 Sekihara et al. [22] 2014 14 M Chest pain IVb CTx 10 m D
18 Shima et al. [23] 2016 22 M Chest pain, dyspnoea IVa RT + CTx
19 Suster et al. [24] 2018 55 M None II S None 16y A
20    57 F Fatigue II S None 16y A
21    55 M None I RT 8y A*
22    60 M None II No treatment 7y A
23    20 M Cough, short of breath IV RT + CTx 12 m A*
24    67 F Chest pain, cough III No treatment 1 m D
25 Pan et al. [25] 2019 7 M Short of breath IVb S + ACRT
26 Our cases   65 F Chest pain II S None 10 m A
27    81 F None II S LN 7 m D
  1. A alive, A* alive with reccurence, ACRT adjuvant CRT, ART adjuvant RT, CRT chemotherapy and radiotherapy, CTx chemotherapy, D dead, F female, LN lymph node, m months, M male, RT radiotherapy, S surgery, y years