Mediastinum
Thymic carcinoma
Anaplastic thymic carcinoma

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

Revised: 19 June 2018, last major update December 2012

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Definition / general
  • Undifferentiated thymic carcinoma
  • Symptoms related to anterior mediastinal masses: shortness of breath, chest pain and cough
Epidemiology
  • 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