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The histomorphologic spectrum of spindle cell thymoma.
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PMID:  23260329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Spindle cell thymomas are a subset of thymoma that is characterized by great morphologic variability. This histologic complexity coupled with the overall rarity of these lesions can easily cause diagnostic confusion with other spindle cell neoplasms of the anterior mediastinum. In this review, we summarize the various morphologic patterns that have been described in the peer-reviewed literature and present additional patterns that we have encountered in our practice. Familiarity with the histomorphologic spectrum of spindle cell thymomas is essential to diagnose these tumors correctly and distinguish them from other mediastinal spindle cell lesions that require different treatment modalities.
Annikka Weissferdt; Cesar A Moran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8392     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9421547     Medline TA:  Hum Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030. Electronic address:
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