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thymic basaloid carcinoma

Wednesday 14 June 2006

Thymic carcinoma (primary carcinoma of the thymic epithelium; type C thymoma) is a rare malignancy. It usually presents in middle-aged to elderly patients and can exhibit a wide variety of morphologic appearances. Thymic basaloid carcinoma (thymic BC) is a particularly rare subtype.

Thymic BC, previously regarded as a low-grade neoplasm, is capable of aggressive behavior and significant mortality.

Localization

- thymic basaloid carcinoma

See also

- Tumors

  • malignant tumors
    • Carcinomas

References

- Thymic Basaloid Carcinoma: A Clinicopathologic Study of 12 Cases, With a General Discussion of Basaloid Carcinoma and Its Relationship With Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Brown JG, Familiari U, Papotti M, Rosai J. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 May 20. PMID: 19461509