Mediastinum

Thymic carcinoma

Adenocarcinoma



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PubMed Search: Adenocarcinoma[TIAB] of thymus, NOS


Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
  • Rare, < 10 cases reported
  • Most common type is papillary, mucinous subtype also reported
Epidemiology
  • Mean age 50 years but wide range
Clinical features
  • Must rule out metastatic tumor
  • More likely to be thymic primary if CD5+ and transition from thymoma or thymic cyst to adenocarcinoma is present
  • Outcome is highly variable
Case reports
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