Adenocarcinoma of the thymus: mucinous subtype.

  title={Adenocarcinoma of the thymus: mucinous subtype.},
  author={Fumiyuki Takahashi and Koji Tsuta and Yoshihiro Matsuno and Kazuhisa Takahashi and Michie Toba and Koichi Sato and Toshimasa Uekusa and Hiroshi Izumi and Kazuhiro Nakamura and S. Hirose and Yoshinosuke Fukuchi},
  journal={Human pathology},
  volume={36 2},
Primary thymic adenocarcinoma, mucinous subtype, is extremely rare with only one case reported to date. We describe herein a case of thymic mucinous adenocarcinoma. A 59-year-old man was identified to have an anterior mediastinal tumor and was diagnosed as mucinous adenocarcinoma. Clinical and radiographic examinations disclosed no evidence of tumor elsewhere. The patient received radiotherapy, but the general condition deteriorated and died 11 months after tumor detection. Thoracic autopsy… CONTINUE READING