Mediastinum
Thymic carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma of thymus, NOS

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 June 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Adenocarcinoma[TIAB] of thymus, NOS

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Adenocarcinoma of thymus, NOS. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mediastinumadenocarcinoma.html. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare, < 10 cases reported
  • Most common type is papillary, mucinous subtype also reported
Epidemiology
  • 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