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Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
Paige Bennett, MD; Anita Thomas, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Thymic neoplasms: Continuum of low-grade to cancerous thymic diseases
            • Thymoma
              • Low-risk thymoma: Types A, AB, and B1
              • High-risk thymomas: Types B2 and B3
            • Thymic carcinoma: Thymoma type C
          • In some tumors, continuum of differentiation from thymoma to carcinoma

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • F-18 FDG PET/CT

            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              PATHOLOGY

              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                CLINICAL ISSUES

                • Presentation

                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                    • Treatment

                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                      • Consider

                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                          • Reporting Tips

                            Selected References

                            1. Kitami A et al: The usefulness of positron-emission tomography findings in the management of anterior mediastinal tumors. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 23(1):26-30, 2017
                            2. Segreto S et al: Evaluation of metabolic response with 18F-FDG PET-CT in patients with advanced or recurrent thymic epithelial tumors. Cancer Imaging. 17(1):10, 2017
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                            References
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Terminology

                              • Imaging

                                • Pathology

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Definitions

                                    • Thymic neoplasms: Continuum of low-grade to cancerous thymic diseases
                                      • Thymoma
                                        • Low-risk thymoma: Types A, AB, and B1
                                        • High-risk thymomas: Types B2 and B3
                                      • Thymic carcinoma: Thymoma type C
                                    • In some tumors, continuum of differentiation from thymoma to carcinoma

                                  IMAGING

                                  • General Features

                                    • F-18 FDG PET/CT

                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                        PATHOLOGY

                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                          • Presentation

                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                              • Treatment

                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                • Consider

                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Kitami A et al: The usefulness of positron-emission tomography findings in the management of anterior mediastinal tumors. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 23(1):26-30, 2017
                                                      2. Segreto S et al: Evaluation of metabolic response with 18F-FDG PET-CT in patients with advanced or recurrent thymic epithelial tumors. Cancer Imaging. 17(1):10, 2017