Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the thymus

  • Gajanan S Gaude
  • Virupakshi Hattiholi
  • Prakash R Malur
  • Jyothi Hattiholi

Abstract

Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the thymus, previously known as carcinoid tumors of the thymus, are unusual and rare tumors, and prognosis for these patients has been difficult to predict. We hereby report a case of primary neuroendocrine tumor of the thymus that had an aggressive and fatal course in spite of surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy. These tumors must be regarded as a malignant neoplasm that is prone to metastasize to distant sites, even after total excision.

Keywords: Carcinoid tumor, mediastinum, neuroendocrine carcinoma, thymus

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 54 | Issue 1 | January-February | 2013

Author Biographies

Gajanan S Gaude
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Virupakshi Hattiholi
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Imaging J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Prakash R Malur
Department of Pathology, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Jyothi Hattiholi
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Published
2014-07-14
Section
Articles

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