Histologic characteristics of thymic adenocarcinomas: Clinicopathologic study of a nine-case series and a review of the literature.

@article{Kwon2017HistologicCO,
  title={Histologic characteristics of thymic adenocarcinomas: Clinicopathologic study of a nine-case series and a review of the literature.},
  author={A. -Hon Kwon and Joungho Han and Jinah Chu and Yong Soo Choi and Byeong-Ho Jeong and Myung-Ju Ahn and Yong Chan Ahn},
  journal={Pathology, research and practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={213 2},
  pages={106-112}
}
Primary thymic adenocarcinoma is an extraordinarily rare malignancy; only 49 cases have been reported in the medical literature to date. Because of its rarity, clinical and pathologic characteristics of thymic adenocarcinoma are unclear. We present nine cases of primary thymic adenocarcinoma and discuss clinicopathologic findings in the context of the existing literature. Two-hundred twenty-six thymic carcinoma cases were diagnosed at Samsung Medical Center in Korea, from January, 2001 to July… CONTINUE READING

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This tumor type has distinct clinical , pathological , immunohistochemical and prognostic characteristics and is different from other subtypes of thymic adenocarcinoma , papillary thymic carcinoma , and carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma - like features .
This tumor type has distinct clinical , pathological , immunohistochemical and prognostic characteristics and is different from other subtypes of thymic adenocarcinoma , papillary thymic carcinoma , and carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma - like features .
The prognosis of thymic adenocarcinoma , enteric type appeared to be worse than the prognosis of papillary thymic carcinoma or carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma - like features .
The prognosis of thymic adenocarcinoma , enteric type appeared to be worse than the prognosis of papillary thymic carcinoma or carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma - like features .
The prognosis of thymic adenocarcinoma , enteric type appeared to be worse than the prognosis of papillary thymic carcinoma or carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma - like features .
The prognosis of thymic adenocarcinoma , enteric type appeared to be worse than the prognosis of papillary thymic carcinoma or carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma - like features .
These characteristics are different from those of papillary thymic carcinomas , which are morphologically similar to papillary thyroid carcinomas , express CK7 but not CK20 , and are often associated with thymoma .
These characteristics are different from those of papillary thymic carcinomas , which are morphologically similar to papillary thyroid carcinomas , express CK7 but not CK20 , and are often associated with thymoma .
These characteristics are different from those of papillary thymic carcinomas , which are morphologically similar to papillary thyroid carcinomas , express CK7 but not CK20 , and are often associated with thymoma .
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