Thymoma: lymphoid and epithelial components mirror the phenotype of normal thymus.

@article{Mokhtar1984ThymomaLA,
  title={Thymoma: lymphoid and epithelial components mirror the phenotype of normal thymus.},
  author={Nadia Mahmoud Mokhtar and S. M. Hsu and Rajnikant P. Lad and Barton F Haynes and Elaine S. Jaffe},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1984},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={378-84}
}
Six thymomas were studied with monoclonal and polyclonal antisera and an immunohistochemical technique to characterize the lymphocytic and epithelial components of the tumor. The T lymphocytes had characteristics of thymocytes, and cortico medullary differentiation was demonstrated within all tumors, regardless of histologic appearance. Cortical thymocytes were positive with anti-terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase, OKT6, and OKT10, all of which failed to stain medullary thymocytes… CONTINUE READING

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