Facebook Icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Feedback

Atypical Carcinoid of Thymus : Prognosis

prev slide 27 of 29 next
No Image
Mediastinum_Thymus_NE_AtypicalCarcinoid8.jpg

Close

Comments:
The overall prognosis of atypical carcinoids is slightly worse than that of carcinoids with survival rates reported between 20% and 70%.

About 50% of patients have already developed metastases to regional lymph nodes by the time they present. Invasion of adjacent organs, pleural cavity, and pericardial cavity is also frequently seen. The sites of distant metastases include brain, lungs, spine, bones, liver, kidney, adrenals, and skin.

This image of an atypical carcinoid shows focal calcification of the fibrotic stroma separating sheets of tumor cells.

prev slide 27 of 29 next