Mediastinum
Thymic carcinoma
Undifferentiated thymic carcinoma

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

Revised: 19 June 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Undifferentiated thymic carcinoma

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Undifferentiated thymic carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mediastinumundifferentiated.html. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Undifferentiated large cell thymic carcinoma accompanied by inflammatory reaction resembling hyaline vascular Castleman disease (Am J Surg Pathol 2005;29:490)
  • May be asymptomatic with incidental detection
  • Tumor cells are cytokeratin+ / CD5-
  • May have neuroendocrine features
  • Indolent behavior