Thymic carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma of thymus, NOS

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Revised: 5 December 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Adenocarcinoma[TIAB] of thymus, NOS

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Adenocarcinoma of thymus, NOS. website. Accessed April 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Rare, < 10 cases reported
  • Most common type is papillary, mucinous subtype also reported
  • Mean age 50 years but wide range
Clinical features
  • Must rule out metastatic tumor
  • More likely to be thymic primary if CD5+ and transition from thymoma or thymic cyst to adenocarcinoma is present
  • Outcome is highly variable
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the thymus

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