A Rare Case of Thymic Carcinoma
Farshad Anvari, Arnold M. Schwartz, Gregory Trachiotis
DOI: 10.4236/ss.2011.23030   PDF    HTML     5,005 Downloads   8,833 Views  


Thymic carcinomas are unusual tumors of the thymus gland. Basaloid carcinoma, an unusal epithelioid varient of a thymic carcinoma, is a rare histopathological subtype, and is not well charecterized in the literature. We present the anatomical and histogical features of a basoloid thymic carcinoma, and discuss current diagnosis and imaging strategies, as well as the operative and oncologic care of this type of thymmic carcinoma. Basaloid carcinomas of the thymus after complete surgical resection and adjuvant therapy genarally have a favorable long-term prognosis.

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F. Anvari, A. Schwartz and G. Trachiotis, "A Rare Case of Thymic Carcinoma," Surgical Science, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 144-146. doi: 10.4236/ss.2011.23030.

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