Article Abstract

Morphological assessment of thymic carcinoma through imaging: is computed tomography useful in selecting patients for surgery and in predicting incomplete resection?

Authors: Adriano Massimiliano Priola, Sandro Massimo Priola


Thymic epithelial tumours are the most common primary neoplasm of the anterior mediastinum, accounting for up to one half of all mediastinal masses. Most of them are thymomas, whereas thymic carcinomas (TCs) are rare and represent less than 20% of all thymic epithelial tumours (1-3).