Thymic carcinoma


Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Minor changes: 15 March 2021

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PubMed Search: Adenocarcinoma[TIAB] of thymus, NOS

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Adenocarcinoma. website. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Rare, < 10 cases reported
  • Most common type is papillary, mucinous subtype also reported
  • 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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