Thymic neuroendocrine tumor

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Thymic neuroendocrine tumor

A rare malignant primary thymic neoplasm originating from neuroendocrine cells presenting as a mass within the anterior mediastinum. Patients typically present with nonspecific symptoms such as chest pain cough shortness of breath or in some cases superior vena cava syndrome although patients could be asymptomatic during the early stages or present with multiple endocrine neoplasia type I. Ectopic production of ACTH and serotonin can lead to Cushing syndrome and carcinoid syndrome respectively.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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