Features to report for thymic epithelial neoplasms

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

Revised: 22 June 2018, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Features to report for thymic epithelial neoplasms. website. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Tumor location
  • Tumor size
  • Histologic type
  • Extent of capsular invasion
  • Extent of invasion of adjacent tissue
  • Angiolymphatic invasion
  • Perineural invasion
  • Margin involvement (distance from closest approach of tumor)
  • Lymph node involvement (total number examined, number involved by tumor, size of largest metastasis, presence of extranodal extension of tumor)
  • Additional findings (additional tumors, nonneoplastic tissue)

  • References: recommendations for the reporting of surgically resected thymic epithelial tumors (Hum Pathol 2009;40:918, Am J Clin Pathol 2009;132:10), protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with thymic epithelial tumors located in any area of the mediastinum (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003;127:1298)