This chapter outlines the anatomy, clinical presentation, and relevant clinical investigations. Details of both nonneoplastic and neoplastic pathological conditions affecting this organ site are given. Clinical considerations in obtaining the diagnostic biopsy and therapeutic resection specimens are outlined, with details of their handling and dissection in the histopathology laboratory. This is correlated with relevant histopathology reports, giving summary core prognostic and patient management items. Current WHO and TNM classifications are referenced.


Germ Cell Tumor Mediastinal Mass Thymic Carcinoma Neurogenic Tumor Thymic Cyst 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Histopathology LaboratoryAltnagelvin Hospital, Western Health and Social Care TrustLondonderryUK

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