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Anterior Mediastinal Tumors: A Clinicopathologic Study of 100 Cases, with Emphasis on Immunohistochemical Analysis

  • Mark R. Wick
  • Ross W. Simpson
  • Gloria A. Niehans
  • Bernd W. Scheithauer

Abstract

PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNCOMMON, anterior mediastinal neoplasms continue to present diagnostic challenges to the surgical pathologist. Such tumors have been the subject of many articles and monographs, 1–99 but are still incompletely understood and misdiagnosed. In selected cases, a distinction between the lesions that may arise in the anterior mediastinum is difficult even when they have been resected completely and remain available for detailed study in the laboratory. Current medical practice has added to that difficulty further, however, in that pathologists are being asked to make increasingly more sophisticated interpretations from the ever smaller tissue specimens obtained by needle biopsy. 100–103

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Carcinoid Tumor Germ Cell Tumor Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Embryonal Carcinoma Thymic Carcinoma 
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  • Mark R. Wick
  • Ross W. Simpson
  • Gloria A. Niehans
  • Bernd W. Scheithauer

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