Thymic carcinoma

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Thymic carcinoma
Thymuskarzinom Plattenepithel - CT coronar - 001.jpg
Thymic carcinoma seen on CT.
Classification and external resources
Specialty Oncology
ICD-10 C37
ICD-9-CM 164.0
MeSH D013945
Orphanet 99868

Thymic carcinoma is a rare type of thymus gland cancer. It usually spreads, has a high risk of recurrence, and has a poor survival rate. Thymic carcinoma is divided into subtypes, depending on the types of cells in which the cancer began. Also called type C thymoma.


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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".