Thymic neuroendocrine tumor: About a rare clinical case and review of literature

Rajae Najib, Daoudi Khaoula, Zineb Benbrahim, Nezar Bouyahia, Samia Arifi, Nawfel Mellas


Neuroendocrine carcinomas of the thymus are uncommon, less than 200 cases have been described in the literature. Some previous studies indicate that these tumors may have a more aggressive behavior than their pulmonary counterparts with a poor response to chemotherapy for metastatic cases. In this paper, we report an atypical neuroendocrine carcinoma of the thymus associated with lymph node metastases and we analyze different data about diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity.


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Journal of Solid Tumors

ISSN 1925-4067(Print)   ISSN 1925-4075(Online)

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