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

ArticleinAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology 10(2):114-6 · May 2006with2 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.12 · DOI: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2005.07.017 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.