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Thymoma and related entities

Ectopic thymoma

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 February 2013, last major update December 2012
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● Resembles thymoma, but in neck ( Histopathology 2005;46:583)
● All reported cases had benign behavior


● Usually women

Case reports

● 69 year old woman with ectopic mid mediastinum thymoma of unusual histological type (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006;12:200)
● 75 year old man with primary pleural thymoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006;130:e62)

Micro images

Pleural thymoma: right-keratin+, CK5/6+, p63+, Tdt+

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