Mediastinum
Thymic carcinoma
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 March 23rd, 2019.
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
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