Thymic carcinoid with mucinous stroma: A rare variant of carcinoid with an aggressive clinical course

Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA.
Annals of Diagnostic Pathology (Impact Factor: 1.12). 05/2006; 10(2):114-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2005.07.017
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One variant of thymic carcinoid has prominent mucinous stroma first reported in 1995. We describe such a case characterized by abundant stromal mucin resulting in a histologic picture resembling of metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma. This variant seems to behave in an aggressive fashion and should be under the differential diagnoses of mediastinal neoplasm with prominent mucin production.

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