Thymic carcinoma
Anaplastic thymic carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Revised: 13 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Anaplastic thymic carcinoma

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Anaplastic thymic carcinoma. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Undifferentiated thymic carcinoma
  • Symptoms related to anterior mediastinal masses: shortness of breath, chest pain and cough
  • More common in women
  • Age range 42 - 72 years
Clinical features
  • Aggressive clinical course
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Infiltrative with marked cytologic atypia, bizarre tumor giant cells and atypical mitoses; no areas of other well defined types of thymic carcinoma (Hum Pathol 2012;43:874)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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No appreciable differentiation toward any specific type

Positive stains
Negative stains
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