Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the thymus: report of a case

Fumihiko Kinoshita, Fumihiro Shoji, Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Tokujiro Yano, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Thymic mucinous adenocarcinoma is a very rare neoplasm. This tumor has a poor prognosis and its treatment is not established. In addition, the existence of KRAS mutations of thymic mucinous adenocarcinoma is still unknown, despite these mutations are common in lung mucinous adenocarcinoma. We present the case of a 79-year-old woman with primary thymic mucinous adenocarcinoma. Therefore, we reviewed clinico-pathological features of thymic mucinous adenocarcinoma in details and analyzed KRAS gene mutations of the present case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Kinoshita, F., Shoji, F., Takada, K., Toyokawa, G., Okamoto, T., Yano, T., Oda, Y., & Maehara, Y. (2018). Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the thymus: report of a case. General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 66(2), 111-115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11748-017-0781-1